Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 2 weeks
Stability (Frozen): 2 weeks
Comment: For Hepatitis B surface antigen confirmation by neutralization, HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN CONFIRMATION.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 2 hrs
Usage: This assay is useful for the diagnosis of acute, recent and chronic HBV infection. It also determines the chronic Hepatitis B infection status. It is the first serologic marker to appear in the serum at 6 to 16 weeks following exposure to HBV. It usually disappears 1 to 2 months after the onset of symptoms. Persistence >6 months indicates chronic carrier state or chronic HBV infection.
Disease: Disorders of Liver
Components: Screening only
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required