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Point of Care Testing
Pathology Lab Manual
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Hepatitis Be Antigen, HBeAg, Anti-HBe Antigen
2.0 mL blood
Volume and Container
5.0 mL gold top SST blood tube
Storage and Transport
Serum stored frozen until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
Causes for Rejection
Specimens other than serum, gross hemolysis, warm serum, gross lipemia
Turn Around Time
4-10 business days from time of collection
Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays
CPT / HCPCS Code
Diagnosis and monitoring of hepatitis B virus infectivity. Determining infection status of chronically hepatitis B virus-infected patients
Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
Test performed Monday-Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
See reference lab report
Limitations and Contraindications
Disappearance of HBeAg or anti-HBe does not completely rule out chronic hepatitis B carrier state and/or infectivity
Presence of HBeAg usually indicates active HBV replication and infectivity. Undetectable HBeAg with appearance of hepatitis Be antibody is consistent with resolution of HBV infectivity
CPOE Test Name
Ref HBEAG, Ref Hep B E Antigen
Created at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
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