Test Overview
Test Methodology

CLIA

Test Usage

Recognition of resolution of hepatitis B infection with seroconversion of HBeAg to anti-Hbe.

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Limitations

Absence or disappearance of HBeAg or anti-HBe does not rule out chronic hepatitis B carrier state and/or infectivity.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
AHBED
MiChart Code
Hepatitis B e Antibody
Synonyms
  • Anti-HBe
  • AHBE
  • HEPATITIS Be ANTIBODY
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Special Chemistry
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Seroconversion from HBeAg to anti-HBe usually indicates loss of infectivity. Although resolution of underlying disease generally follows seroconversion, the Hepatitis Bs antigen carrier state may persist.

Billing
CPT Code
86707
Fee Code
23357
LOINC
33463-1
NY State Approved
No