Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)

Routine testing is on an automated 96-well plate based EIA

Urgent testing is on Abbott Architect platform.
Clinical details: 
Usually indicates active replication of HBV
Positive/Confirmed by neutralisation/Negative/Non-neutralisable activity detected
Sample type and Volume required: 
6-8 ml serum or EDTA plasma
Call in advance: 
For urgent testing
Turnaround time: 
2-3 days with confirmation if positive
Time limit for extra tests: 
1 year
South London Specialist Virology Centre
Results: 02032996155 Medical Advice: 02032996298
King's College Hospital
Cheyne Wing, 2nd Floor (opposite Liver ITU)
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

DX address: South London (PHL) Kings DX 6570200 Peckham 90SE
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015