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Test ID HEAG Hepatitis B e Antigen and Hepatitis B e Antibody, 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 levels of both hepatitis B e antigen and antibody

Special Instructions

Method Name

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reporting Name

Hepatitis Be Ag and Ab, S

Specimen Type

Serum SST


Additional Testing Requirements


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



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: 1.5 mL

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


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values

HEPATITIS Be ANTIGEN

Negative

 

HEPATITIS Be ANTIBODY

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

86707

87350

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HEAG Hepatitis Be Ag and Ab, S 77176-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
EAG Hepatitis Be Ag, S 13954-3
HEAB HBe Antibody, S 33463-1

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.

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
EAG Hepatitis Be Ag, S Yes Yes
HEAB HBe Antibody, S Yes Yes

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 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.