Hepatitis BE Antibody

Test Code
556

Alias/See Also
Anti HBEAB; Anti-Hepatitis BE; HBE AB; Hep B E AB; Hep BE AB

CPT Codes
86707

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum (minimum 0.5 mL) 

Instructions
SST or Red top: Avoid hemolysis. Invert a minimum of 5 times, then allow to clot in an upright position for 30 minutes. Centrifuge the the tube for at least 10 minutes. Keep tightly stoppered.

Transport Container
SST (speckled top), Red top , Plastic Vial (transfer) tube

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (preferred)
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Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = n/a
Refrigerated = 7 days
Frozen = at least 7 days

Methodology
EIA

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday
BS

Report Available
1 - 3 days

Reference Range
SEX AGE Report Normals Units
N/M/F 1000Y Negative   


Clinical Significance
HBeAb appears in the early convalescence of HBV infection. With carrier state and chronic hepatitis, HBeAb may not develop.

Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439



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