Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Confirmation

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Bloodborne Virus Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Confirmation
Organisms Hepatitis B virus
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required no
Routine turnaround time 5 working days
Culture requirements Serum or plasma minimum 500 µL
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours
Transport requirements Ambient temperature within 24 hours
Unacceptable sample types Insufficient sample ≤ 500 µL
How results reported Presence of HBsAg confirmed or not confirmed
Referral link Form


Used to confirm weak HBsAg EIA results.