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Test ID HBABT Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Monitor, Post-Transplant, Serum

Useful For

Monitoring serum anti-hepatitis B surface (anti-HBs) levels during intravenous or intramuscular hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) therapy to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) reinfection in liver transplant recipients with known previous chronic HBV


This test provides quantitative results only; this test does not provide interpretation of the hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) level detected.

Method Name

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CIA)

Reporting Name

HBs Ab Monitor, Post-transplant, S

Specimen Type

Serum SST

Ordering Guidance

This test is not useful for determining past hepatitis B or immune status after hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination and it does not provide interpretation of the anti-hepatitis B surface (anti-HBs) level detected; order HBAB / Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Qualitative/Quantitative, Serum for those situations.

Necessary Information

Date of collection is required.

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions.

2. Aliquot serum into plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HBABT HBs Ab Monitor, Post-transplant, S 5193-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HBABT HBs Ab Monitor, Post-transplant, S 5193-8

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Testing Algorithm

See HBV Infection-Monitoring Before and After Liver Transplantation in Special Instructions.

Report Available

Same day/1 to 3 days

NY State Approved



If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.