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Hepatitis B Quantitative Surface Antigen

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source Blood
Mnemonic HBQSAG
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube
0.5 mL serum

Specimen Handling

Centrifuge. Do not freeze.

Transport on ice or cold packs. Ensure tube is not in direct contact with ice pack so specimen does not freeze.

Additional Information

Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
Testing Frequency

Alternate Name(s) HBsAg Quant; Hepatitis B anti-HBs Quantitative; Quant HBsAg
Reference Interval