Test Catalog

Test ID: HBGCD    
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen for Cadaveric or Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Testing cadaveric and hemolyzed blood specimens for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAG); FDA-licensed for use with hemolyzed specimens


Diagnosis of acute, recent (<6 month duration), or chronic hepatitis B infection; determination of chronic hepatitis B carrier status


This test is not useful during the "window period" of acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, (ie, after disappearance of HBsAg and prior to appearance of anti-HBs antibody).

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
BNTCDHBsAg Confirm Cadav/Hemol, SNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

All reactive results are confirmed by a neutralization procedure at an additional charge.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

HBsAg Cadaver/Hemolyzed, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

HBsAg Cadaver
HBV Surface Antigen
Hep B
Hep B surface
Hep B surface antigen
Hepatitis Bs Ag