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 years: 0.5 mL Gold top Microtainer
2-10 years: 2 mL Gold top tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: 24/7
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
48 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2007-05-01
Revised Date: 2021-06-15
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:  
Method of Analysis: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
HpBeAg
 
Referred To:  

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