Hepatitis Be Antigen

Abbrev Code:HBEAG   
Order Code:LAB908Order Name:Hepatitis Be Antigen
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
CPT Codes: 87350 x1
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

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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)


Reference Range:Negative

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