TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: HBABT    
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Monitor, Post-Transplant, Serum

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum SST

Ordering Guidance

This test is not useful for determining past hepatitis B or immune status after hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination and it does not provide interpretation of the anti-hepatitis B surface (anti-HBs) level detected; order HBAB / Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Qualitative/Quantitative, Serum for those situations.

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: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions.

2. Aliquot serum into plastic vial.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

0.5 mL

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

Gross hemolysis Reject
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
Serum SSTFrozen (preferred)28 days
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 24 hours