Ordering Recommendation

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

Mnemonic

HBEAG

Methodology

Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: Potassium EDTA plasma, dark green (lithium heparin), or dark green (sodium heparin) plasma.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.0 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heat-inactivated, severely hemolyzed, lipemic specimens, or specimens containing particulate material.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data

This assay should not be used for blood donor screening, associated reentry protocols, or for screening human cell, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/P).

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

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

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87350

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