Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Hepatitis Be Antibody

Test Name: Hepatitis Be Antibody
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Gold 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Gold top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube. Red top vacutainer also acceptable.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION or PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred weekdays to Public Health Laboratory, Toronto.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Seroconversion from HBe antigen to Hepatitis Be antibody during acute stage is prognostic for resolution of infection.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
HpBeAb
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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