Employee Login  |   Subscribe  |   Careers  |   Appointments
List All Test Names Beginning With:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

Source Blood
Mnemonic AHBS
If test is ordered on a Provincial Lab requisition, order HBV SAB PROV.
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube
0.5 mL serum for each determination.

PSC only: 1 x 5 mL orange top RST tube is acceptable within one hour of lab closing.

Specimen Handling If patient is known to be HBsAg positive all specimens collected on the patient MUST be transported under TDG regulations.
Additional Information If physician requests Hepatitis Immune Status and does not indicate Hep A or B, order both AHBS and AHAVT.
Testing Location Immunochemistry
Testing Frequency Weekdays
Alternate Name(s)

One of Hepatitis Serological Markers

Anti-HBs (Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen)

Hepatitis B Immunity

Reference Interval Greater than 10 IU/L indicates the presence of immunity.