2019 Spring Bank Holiday Service Availablity

Liver Laboratories Spring Bank Holiday service availability

Please note that there will be limited Liver Pathology services available on the Spring Bank Holiday Monday as follows:

Monday 27th May:
IDM Lab
will provide a limited service for immunosuppressive drug measurement.

All services will resume as normal on Tuesday 28th May

test-icon HBsAb

Purpose of Test: The anti-HBs assay is used for quantitative determination of antibody to Hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) in human serum and plasma. Anti-HBs assays are used to monitor the success of Hepatitis B vaccination. Assays for anti-HBs are also used to monitor the convalescence and recovery of Hepatitis B infected individuals. The presence of anti-HBs after acute HBV infection and loss of Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) can be a useful indicator of disease resolution. Samples with anti-HBs concentration less than 10.0 mIU/mL are considered nonreactive. Samples with anti-HBs concentrations greater than or equal to 10.0 mIU/mL are considered reactive.
Method: Abbott ARCHITECT: automated chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)
Minimum Sample Requirements: 300μL serum/EDTA plasma
Limit of Detection (LOD)/RANGE OF QUANTITATION: Range of quantitation 0.00 to 1000mIU/mL. Samples >1000mIU/mL can be manually diluted 1/100 though this is not routinely performed. Samples with anti-HBs concentrations greater than or equal to 10.0 mIU/mL are considered reactive.
contact-icon Contacts
Hepatitis Testing Service: kch-tr.LiverHTS@nhs.net
Contact Lab for any queries.