Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Hepatitis Be Antigen

Test Name: Hepatitis Be Antigen
Alternate Name(s): HBe Ag
Hbe
Laboratory: Core (UH)
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Gold 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Gold top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800 - 1600 h
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days.
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2007-05-01
Revised Date: 2015-03-23
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Early indicator of acute Hepatitis B representing the most infectious period. Usually short-lived (3-6 weeks). Persistence of e antigen in the acute stage beyond 10 weeks is indicative of progression to chronic carrier state and probable liver disease.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Tested once per week in UH Core Laboratory.
Method of Analysis: Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
HpBeAg
 
Referred To:  

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