Hepatitis B surface antigen
Serological assay to diagnose active Hep B infection or chronic carriage.
|Tube||Red top, Yellow ring. Serum sample|
|Availability||Urgent out of hours requests must be discussed with on call virologist with the exception of organ donation samples & late pregnancy booking samples which are available 24/7 -contact laboratory|
|Additional Information||This is the standard screening assay for all patients.
If checking for past infection select Hep B core IgG antibody. For response to vaccination select Hep B surface antigen antibody
|Turn Around||4 days|
|Send to||LGI Microbiology Department|
|Collection Con||Min volume 5 ml|
|IP Routine TAT||4 days|
|GP Routine TAT||4 days|