Lab Test : Hepatitis B Antigen

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Alternate:Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Includes:An enzyme immunoassay that detects the presence of Hepatitis B surface antigen.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3464
SQ Code:BSAG
Available:Test batched and performed twice per week, depending on volume
Turnaround:1-6 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Red top tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:Negative
Uses:Detects the presence of Hepatitis B antigen
Limitations:Patients on heparin therapy may have a false positive result. This is only a screening test to detect the presence of Hepatitis B surface antigen. A hepatis B surface antigen neutralization test or a qualitative PCR for hepatitis B should be considered for confirmation testing.
Method:Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
 

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