Hepatitis Be Antibody
HBe Ab , WARDE: HBEAB, EPIC: LAB6049, SOFT: XHBEB
- 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)
- Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
- Lipemic specimens.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Ambient: Up to 7 days acceptable, but not preferred.
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Results available in 2-5 days.
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA).
WARDE: HBEAB, EPIC: LAB6049, SOFT: XHBEB