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Utah Public Health Laboratory

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Fee: Please refer to fee schedule

Ordering Recommendation



Monday, Thursday


Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA). Performed on the Abbott Architect.


1-3 Days

Specimen Required

  • Collect: Minimum of 1 mL serum. Collect in Vaccutainer tube (gold, tiger or red top only).
  • Specimen Preparation: Allow blood to completely clot, spin at 1100 x g for 10 minutes to remove lipids and bacterial contaminants. You may submit the blood sample as if you do not have a centrifuge. Do not freeze whole blood.
  • Storage/Transport Conditions: Room temperature or refrigerated (do not freeze). Must be received in our lab within 7 days of collection. �
  • Unacceptable Conditions: Frozen
  • Remarks: Sample must be labeled with patient�s full name or unique ID number, and collection date.


Negative, indeterminate, or positive

Interpretive Data

Confirmatory testing will be run on all positive results. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Confiramtion testing has a fee of $28


Performance has not been established for the use of cadaveric specimens�

Cross References

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Neutralization (Confirmation) (HBsAb Conf)
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (HBsAb)