Hepatitis Be Antigen


Sunquest Code:HBEAG  
Epic Code:LAB908Epic Name:Hepatitis Be Antigen
Synonyms:HBeAG
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
CPT Code:87350
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Order only if patient is repeatedly reactive for hepatitis B surface antigen.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge ASAP and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20094 (HBEAG)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative


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