|Test||HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN, SERUM|
|Methodology||Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)|
|Description||Useful for diagnosis of acute hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection, chronic HBV infection, or an asymptomatic carrier state.
NOTE: "Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Confirmation, Serum" may be performed at an additional charge on specimens testing positive.
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.5 mL (minimum volume: 0.6 mL) of serum refrigerated.|
|Reference Values||Negative (reported as positive or negative)|
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
87341 HBsAg confirmation (if indicated)