Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative CPT: 86317



Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1-2 days

Specimen Requirements




1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube.


If tube other than a gel-barrier tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements

Temperature Period
Room Temperature 8 hours
Refrigerated 2 days
Frozen Long Term
Freeze/thaw/ cycles X 3

Patient Information

Primarily to screen for and diagnose acute or chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, to detect a previous, resolved hepatitis B infection, or sometimes to guide and monitor treatment.

When you have risk factors for HBV infection or when you have signs and symptoms of hepatitis, such as jaundice or unexplained elevated blood levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), a liver-associated enzyme; when you have a condition that requires chemotherapy or drugs that suppress your immune system; when you are being treated for HBV or hepatitis C (HCV); when it is unclear whether you have immunity and your healthcare practitioner is considering giving you the hepatitis B vaccine.

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm.