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Hepatitis Be antigen

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB908

 

Synonyms: 

HBeAg

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: 

Reflex Criteria: Performed on all HBsAg-positive specimens.

Hepatitis B virus "e" antigen-positive serum indicates high infectivity. Persistence of HBeAg beyond 10 weeks suggests chronic liver disease.

Reference Interval: 

Negative 

CPT Code(s): 

87350

Last Changed: 

8/22/2017 10:28:47 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 10:28:47 AM