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pawsPathologyManual: Anti-HBe Antigen

Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Anti-HBe Antigen

Synonyms

Hepatitis Be Antigen, HBeAg, Anti-HBe Antigen

Test Consists

 

Specimen Requirements

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

Critical Values

 

Causes for Rejection

Specimens other than serum, gross hemolysis, warm serum, gross lipemia

Turn Around Time

4-10 business days from time of collection

Availability

Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays

CPT / HCPCS Code

87350

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

39,841,589

Last Updated

 

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

Diagnosis and monitoring of hepatitis B virus infectivity.  Determining infection status of chronically hepatitis B virus-infected patients

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

 

Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Schedule

Test performed Monday-Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Request Form

 

Methodology

EIA

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

 

Reference Range

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

Interpretation

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

Additional Information

 

CPOE Test Name

Ref HBEAG, Ref Hep B E Antigen

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir