Recognition of resolution of hepatitis B infection with seroconversion of HBeAg to anti-Hbe.
Absence or disappearance of HBeAg or anti-HBe does not rule out chronic hepatitis B carrier state and/or infectivity.
- HEPATITIS Be ANTIBODY
Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
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.