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Hepatitis Be Antibody

HBe Ab, WARDE: HBEAB, EPIC: LAB6049, SOFT: XHBEB

Instructions

  • This test requires pathology review. Contact the Sendout Laboratory at 248-551-9045 before ordering this test.
  • A patient must have an abnormal Hepatitis B Surface Antibody in order to perform this test.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube or Lavender-top EDTA tube.

Send specimen for processing immediately after collection.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) immediately.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
  • Lipemic specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 6 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 14 days

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to Warde Medical Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI.

Performed

Tuesday, Friday.
Results available in 2-5 days.

Reference Range

Negative.

Test Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA).

CPT Code

86707.

Test Codes

WARDE: HBEAB, EPIC: LAB6049, SOFT: XHBEB

Last Updated

07/16/2017

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