Hepatitis Be Virus Antigen
0020094
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HBEAG
Methodology
Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heat-inactivated, grossly hemolyzed, or lipemic specimens. Specimens containing particulate material, or collected in citrate-based anticoagulant.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Note
Order this assay only when a specimen is repeatedly reactive for hepatitis B surface antigen.
CPT Code(s)
87350
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020094Hepatitis Be Antigen
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Chronic Hepatitis Profile
  • HBe Antibody
  • HBeAB
  • Hepatitis Be Ab, Serum
  • Hepatitis Be Antigen