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Hepatitis Screen

Source Blood
Mnemonic HEPSC
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube and 1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube for ALT

0.5 mL serum for each determination or 1.0 mL if ordered as a screen.

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

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

Hepatitis screen includes:

Testing Location Chemistry-DSC, Immunochemistry
Testing Frequency Weekdays
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval