Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Test Usage

Diagnosis and monitoring of hepatitis B virus infectivity. Recognition of resolution of hepatitis B infection with seroconversion of HBeAg to hepatitis Be antibody (anti-Hbe).

Reference Range *

Non-Reactive

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

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
Daily
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
HBE
MiChart Code
Hepatitis B e Antigen
Synonyms
  • HBeAg
  • HBE
  • HEPATITIS Be ANTIGEN
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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

Contraindications
Test not indicated if patient serum known to be negative for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Additional Information

Presence of HBeAg usually indicates active viral replication and infectivity.

Billing
CPT Code
87350
Fee Code
23356
LOINC
5191-2
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