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Test ID EAG Hepatitis B e Antigen, Serum

Useful For

Determining infectivity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers

 

Monitoring infection status of individuals with chronic hepatitis B

 

Monitoring serologic response of chronically HBV-infected patients receiving antiviral therapy

 

Determining the level of hepatitis Be antigen

Method Name

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reporting Name

Hepatitis Be Ag, S

Specimen Type

Serum SST


Ordering Guidance


If ordered with HBVQN / Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time PCR, Serum; send separate vials.



Additional Testing Requirements


 



Necessary Information


Date of collection is required.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: For 24 hours before specimen collection do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic vial within 24 hours.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

Negative

See Viral Hepatitis Serologic Profiles in Special Instructions.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87350

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
EAG Hepatitis Be Ag, S 13954-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
EAG Hepatitis Be Ag, S 13954-3

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Testing Algorithm

See HBV Infection-Diagnostic Approach and Management Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Report Available

1 to 3 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.