Hepatitis Be Antigen
Infectious Disease Laboratories:Immunology
Gold top SST (serum separator tube, no anticoagulant)
2.5 mL (minimum 1.25 mL)
Cause for rejection:
Red Top Tube is NOT acceptable.
Sent to reference lab
Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CIA)
Remove cells from serum immediately.
Test should be preceded by a HBs Ag Assay which is repeatedly reactive.
Days Performed: Mon-Sat
If collected at an offsite location, send by a STAT Courier to Hospital lab
Reference range: Negative