|Mnemonic: ||[HepBs Ab]|
|Name: ||Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (HBs Ab)|
|Specimen: ||1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Serum is the preferred sample for Hepatitis testing. |
Samples should be frozen (-20C or below) if testing will not be completed within 48 hours. Repeated freeze/thaw cycles should be avoided as this can cause analyte deterioration.
|Minimum Spec: ||0.5 mL|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 2 days refrigerated.|
| Method: ||Chemiluminescent Immunoassay|
|Note: ||Used to determine immune status.|
Measures total antibody to hepatitis B surface antibody.
|Processing Info: ||If an add-on request is made to a sample >2 days old that has not been frozen, send to ARUP.|