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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Test Name:Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Epic Order Code:LAB471  
CPT Code:87340  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Test performed daily
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 24 hours
Collection Information:Specimens should be drawn prior to patient receiving heparin therapy. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to laboratory immediately, centrifuge specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 5 days. Store and transport frozen at -20° C if unable to deliver sample within 5 days.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Not Detected
Additional Information:Females: If positive, a confirmation will be ordered.
 Males: If equivocal, a confirmation will be ordered.