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Hepatitis Be antibody

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB796

 

Synonyms: 

Anti-HBe

Methodology: 

Enzyme Immunoassay

Schedule: 

Once/week

Reported: 

1-7 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Performed on all HBsAg-positive specimens.

Anti-HBe appears after loss of HBeAg, but prior to loss of HBsAg, and signals reduced levels of infectious virus. Suggests early convalescence or past infection with HBV, but may also be seen in HBsAg carrier state.

Reference Interval: 

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

Units

0 Days - 999 Years

Any

Negative

 

CPT Code(s): 

86707

Last Changed: 

8/22/2017 10:04:40 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 10:04:40 AM