HBGCD - Specimen: Hepatitis Bs Antigen (HBsAg) for Cadaveric or Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: HBGCD    
Hepatitis Bs Antigen (HBsAg) for Cadaveric or Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

All reactive HBsAg EIA results are confirmed by HBsAg neutralization at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Necessary Information

Date of draw is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Test Request Form (T728) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/gastroenterology-and-hepatology-test-request.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild reject; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild reject; Gross reject

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days