Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative CPT: 86317
Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1-2 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
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.
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.