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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Confirmation

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

Used to confirm weak HBsAg EIA results.

 

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

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

Sample 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

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