|Test||HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY, SERUM|
|Methodology||Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)|
|Description||Useful for detection of resolution of hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection and acquisition of immunity whether by natural HBV infection or through vaccination.|
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.6 mL) of serum refrigerated.|
|Reference Values||Reported as positive, negative or equivocal
Positive result suggests immune status in previously exposed or immunized individuals.
Interpretation depends on clinical setting.
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|