Lab Test : Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

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Alternate:HBs-Ab; Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Includes:An enzyme immunoassay that detects the presence of antibodies to Hepatitis B surface antigen.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3464
SQ Code:HBAB
Available:Test batched and performed twice per week, depending on volume
Turnaround:1 -6 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red top tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:Negative
Uses:Aids in the diagnosis of previous exposure to Hepatitis B or to verify immunity.
Limitations:A negative result may not necessarily rule out a Hepatitis B infection.
Method:Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
 

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