Indication - Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg)
Facility level:
Assay formats
Status history
First added in 2018
Changed in 2020
Purpose type
Screening, Aid to diagnosis
To screen for HBV and to aid in the diagnosis of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection: infants > 12 months of age, children, adolescents and adults
Specimen types
Plasma, Serum
WHO prequalified or recommended products
WHO supporting documents
Technical specifications for procurements
This tool presents technical specifications for 16 IVD tests for HBV. To review the one(s) of your interest, download the file and go to the “Test menu” tab to make your selection. You will find more details in the “Content” tab of this file.
ICD11 code: 1E51.0Z

Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation

The selection of the disease specific diagnostics tests for the EDL took into account the relevant priority diseases for the WHO such as HIV infection, tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis B and C, syphilis and HPV infection. For these diseases there are WHO guidelines and technical reports, including recommendations for the appropriate IVDs. These documents are the result of significant evidence review and formed the basis for the inclusion of these IVDs in the EDL.

Details of submission from 2020

The inclusion of this entry was based on WHO guidelines and technical reports that include recommendations for the appropriate IVDs.