Ordering Recommendation

Monitor HBV therapy; order along with HBV DNA, HBV surface antigen, HBV surface antibody and HBe antibody.

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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Order this assay only when a specimen is repeatedly reactive for hepatitis B surface antigen.

Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020094 Hepatitis Be Antigen 13954-3
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Aliases
  • Chronic Hepatitis Profile
  • HBe Antibody
  • HBeAB
  • Hepatitis Be Ab, Serum
  • Hepatitis Be Antigen
Hepatitis Be Virus Antigen