Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Qualitative

Test Code
499

CPT Codes
86706

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days



Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Gross lipemiic

Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
Non-Reactive

Clinical Significance
The detection of anti-HBs is indicative of a prior immunologic exposure to the antigen or vaccine. To determine immune status as ≥10 mIU/mL as per CDC guidelines, please order Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.