HEPB - Overview: Hepatitis B Profile, Serum

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Test ID: HEPB    
Hepatitis B Profile, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Determining whether a patient has been exposed to hepatitis B virus (HBV)


Monitoring patients recovering from HBV infection


Diagnosis of HBV infection, although HBIS / Hepatitis B Immune Status Profile, Serum may be more conclusive

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HBAGHBs Antigen, SYesYes
CORABHBc Total Ab, w/Reflex, SYesYes
HBABHBs Antibody, SYesYes

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HBGNTHBs Antigen Confirmation, SNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Confirmatory testing will be performed at an extra charge on all reactive hepatitis B surface antigen specimens that have a signal-to-cutoff ratio (S/CO) of < or =50.0. Specimens with an S/CO of >50 do not require confirmation.


If hepatitis Bc antibody total is positive, then hepatitis Bc antibody IgM is performed at an additional charge.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CIA)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Hepatitis B Profile, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Hepatitis B Profile, Serum
HEPB Profile, Serum