Hepatitis B


Test Information

Test Name

Hepatitis B

Synonyms

Hepatitis B serology; Hepatitis B surface Antigen; HBsAg; HBsAb; Hepatitis B surface antibody; Hepatitis B core antibody; Hepatitis e antigen

Department

Immunology

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLW

Turn Around Time

3 Days

Clinical Update

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Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Preparation

All infectious serology requests will require accompanying clinical details in order for testing to proceed. Exceptions:

  • Hepatitis Foundation screening protocols
  • Haemodialysis screening protocols
  • Antenatal screens
  • Immigrations medicals
  • Patient paid requests
  • Prisoners (Hepatitis B, C and HIV only)
  • Sexual Health Clinics/Screens (Syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B & C only)

Non- specific requests for "Hepatitis Screening", "Viral Hepatitis Screen", "Hepatitis serology", etc. will only be tested for Hepatitis B and C. Hepatitis A will no longer be tested for when such requests are received.


Processing Information

Registration Code

see notes

Notes

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen = HBSA

Hepatitis B Surface Antibody = ANTI


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

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Contact Information

tim.taylor@pathlab.co.nz