Hepatitis Be Antigen
HBeAg, WARDE: HBEAG, EPIC: LAB6050, SOFT: XHBEG
A patient must have an abnormal Hepatitis B Surface Antigen 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)
- Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
- Lipemic specimens.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
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.
Sent to Warde Medical Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI.
Results available in 2-5 days.
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA).
WARDE: HBEAG, EPIC: LAB6050, SOFT: XHBEG
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This directory currently reflects information only for specimens collected and/or processed at the Farmington Hills,
Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy campuses.