Hepatitis Be Antigen


Abbrev Code:HBEAG   
Order Code:LAB908Order Name:Hepatitis Be Antigen
Synonyms:HBeAG
Methodology:Qualitative chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 87350 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 24 hours.
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)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Heat inactivated, severely hemolyzed, lipemic, or specimens containing particulate matter.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP. Centrifuge ASAP and aliquot 1 mL, 0.6 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 7 days at refrigerated temperature; 30 days frozen. Room temperature is unacceptable.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20094 (HBEAG)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Use:This assay should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening human cell, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/P).


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