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The hepatitis B surface antibody is one of several antibodies that may be detectable in the body that is indicative of the presence of hepatitis B, according to WebMD. The HBsAb test is designed to specifically identify ... More »

A hepatitis B surface antigen is a protein on the surface of the hepatitis B virus that causes the immune system to produce antibodies, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Finding these antigens in t... More »

Hepatitis B surface antibody titers of greater than or equal to 12 milli-units per milliliter indicate immunity to hepatitis B, states Mayo Medical Laboratories. Titers less than 5 milli-international units per millilite... More »

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