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hepatitis b surface antigen
Synonyms: HBsAg 
Computer Code: HBAG
Specimen Collection: 3 mL whole blood (gold top preferred, red top acceptable). 
Minimum Volume: 2 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: Negative See Addendum XIII for interpretation. New positives confirmed by neutralization. See Addendum XIII  
Lab Code: SI 
Requisition: HEP/ VIRUS
Test Frequency: Mon-Fri 
Routine TAT: 1-3 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87340 
LCD or NCD: (LCD)  
Methodology Used: 77
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 11/26/2015
Time: 16:29:21 (24hr)