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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

HEPATITIS Be ANTIBODY (ANTI-HBe)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

HBE

Synonyms:

Hepatitis Be Virus Antibody; Anti-HBE; Hepatitis Be Ab; HBeAb

CPT Codes:

86707 – Hepatitis Be antibody (HBeAb)

Test Includes:

Hepatitis Be Antibody level reported as positive, negative or equivocal.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for the differential diagnosis, staging, and prognosis of hepatitis B infection.

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories (Test# 80973)

Phone Numbers:

Minneapolis:

Saint Paul:

 

612-813-6280

651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 - 4 days, test performed Monday – Friday.

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3.0 mL (Minimum: 1.0 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1.0 mL (Minimum: 0.3 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Specimens other than serum, gross lipemia, gross hemolysis, mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative (reported as negative, positive or equivocal)

Interpretation depends on clinical setting.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Absence or disappearance of HBeAg or anti-HBe does not rule out chronic hepatitis B carrier state and/or infectivity.

Performance characteristics have not been established for the following specimen characteristics: hemolysis, specimens containing particulate matter.

Methodology:

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Contraindications:

N/A

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories Web Page April 2007

Updates:

4/6/2004: Test moved from Memorial Blood Center of Minneapolis to Mayo Medical Laboratories.



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