Hepatitis Be antigen

Alphabetical Test listing

Hepatitis Be antigen-13338

  
Hepatitis Be antigen
  
13338
  
LAB13338
  
HBEAG
  
HBeAg
  

The HBe antigen assay, in conjunction with other serological and clinical information, can be used for the determination and management of chronic hepatitis B infection.

This assay should not be used for the diagnosis of acute Hepatitis B infection.

  

This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

  
Serum
  
  
1.5 mL
  
0.6 mL
Submitting this volume does not allow for repeat testing
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  

Spin and separate

  
  

Ambient (preferred) - 7 days

Refrigerated  - 7 days

Frozen - 1 year

Freeze/thaw cycles stable x3

 

  
  • Non-EDTA plasma specimen
  • Heat-inactivated specimens
  • Cord blood
  • Cadaver specimens
  • Body fluids other than serum or EDTA plasma
  
LabCorp Burlington (006619): R-LC
  
Su - Fr
  
1 - 3 days
  

Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA)

  

Negative

  
Biotin supplement interference - see patient preparation
  
87350
  
Result 13953-5
  
04/05/2019
  
09/11/2020
  
02/23/2021