Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HEP B SURFACE ANTIGEN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HBSAG      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87340.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 17576

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Gold-top (serum separator) microcollection tube
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and submit 1 mL serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Stable14 days at 2-8°, 6 months frozen.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen will be rejected if stability limit is exceeded. Add-ons available only to unopened tube.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative.
Additional information:
Department of Health is notified for PA residents if positive.
CPT code(s):
87340
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Qualitative detection of hepatitis B surface antigen.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
HBSAG, Hepatitis Associated Antigen, Australian Ant
Hepatitis B surface antigen
Clinical significance:
HBsAg assay is used to measure the amount of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in human serum. HBsAg assays are routinely used to aid in the diagnosis of suspected HBV infection and to monitor the status of infected individuals; i.e., whether the patient's infection has resolved or the patient has become a chronic carrier of the virus.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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