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Test Catalog

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

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.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Additional Testing Requirements

Testing for acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection should also include HBIM / Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM, Serum as during the acute HBV infection "window period," HB surface (HBs) antigen and HBs antibody may not be detected.

Necessary Information

Date of collection is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions (eg, centrifuge within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

2. Aliquot serum into plastic vial.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days