Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

Test Name: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
Alternate Name(s): AUSAB
Australian Antibody
Immune Status for Hepatitis B
Laboratory: Core Lab/Microbiology
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Gold 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Gold top
Collection Information:  
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800 - 1600 h
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
Up to 48 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Negative = 0
Indeterminate = 1-10
Immune = >10
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2019-10-16
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Indicator of clinical recovery and subsequent immunity to Hepatitis B virus. Appearance is generally 1-4 months following onset of symptoms, but may be delayed much longer. A positive Hepatitis B surface antibody following Engerix indicates successful immunization.
Special Processing:  
Comments: If test is ordered at UH, testing will be performed at UH Core Lab. If test is ordered at VH, then testing will be performed in Microbiology (VH).
Method of Analysis: Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
HpBsAb
 
Referred To:  

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