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Test Code HEAG Hepatitis B e Antigen and Hepatitis B e Antibody, Serum

Reporting Name

Hepatitis Be Ag and Ab, S

Useful For

Determining the presence or absence of detectable hepatitis B e antigen and antibody in monitoring infection status of individuals with chronic hepatitis B

 

Determining infectivity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers

 

Monitoring serologic response of chronically HBV-infected patients receiving antiviral therapy

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
EAG Hepatitis Be Ag, S Yes Yes
HEAB HBe Antibody, S Yes Yes

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum SST


Ordering Guidance


If ordered with HBVQN / Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time PCR, Serum; send separate vials.



Additional Testing Requirements


 



Necessary Information


Date of collection is required



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: For 24 hours before specimen collection do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions: 

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions (eg, centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

2. Aliquot serum into plastic vial.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Special Instructions

Reference Values

HEPATITIS Be ANTIGEN:

Negative

 

HEPATITIS Be ANTIBODY:

Negative

 

See Viral Hepatitis Serologic Profiles.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86707

87350

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HEAG Hepatitis Be Ag and Ab, S 77176-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
EAG Hepatitis Be Ag, S 13954-3
HEAB HBe Antibody, S 33463-1

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

Method Name

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following:

-Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728)

-Infectious Disease Serology Test Request (T916)