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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

Ambient: Up to 7 days acceptable, but not preferred.
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

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

7/11/2019