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Test ID HBVPE Hepatitis B Virus Past Exposure Panel, Serum

Necessary Information

Date of collection is required.

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions (eg, centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

2. Aliquot serum into plastic vial. 

Useful For

Screening for past exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV)


Determining HBV infection status prior to initiating chemotherapy or other immunosuppressive therapies


This test panel is intended to screen for presence of past or active hepatitis B virus infection in individuals who will be receiving chemotherapy, immunosuppressive therapy, or organ transplantation.

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
HBAG HBs Antigen, S Yes Yes
HBC HBc Total Ab, S Yes Yes
HBAB HBs Antibody, S Yes Yes

Testing Algorithm

If hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is reactive, then HBsAg confirmation will be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CIA) 

Reporting Name

Hepatitis B Past Exposure, S

Specimen Type

Serum SST

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values


See Viral Hepatitis Serologic Profiles in Special Instructions.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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.

CPT Code Information




87341 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HBVPE Hepatitis B Past Exposure, S 77190-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HBC HBc Total Ab, S 13952-7
HB_AB HBs Antibody, S 10900-9
H_BAG HBs Antigen, S 5196-1
HBSQN HBs Antibody, Quantitative, S 5193-8

NY State Approved


Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 3 days