Hepatitis Be Antibody




Test Mnemonic

AHBE

CPT Codes

  • 86707 - QTY (1)

LOINC ®

13953-5

Aliases

  • Hepatitis B envelope Antibody, Serum
  • Hepatitis Be VIrus Antibody

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories


Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
0.5 mLSerumSST (Gold) RefrigeratedSeparate serum from cells as soon as possible. Transfer serum to standard aliquot tube and refrigerate.

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
0.3 mL    Minimum volume will not allow for repeat or additional testing. Sending of 0.5ml is preferred when possible.

Stability

Environmental Condition Description
Refrigerated7 days, after separation from cells
Frozen14 days, after separation from cells (Up to six freeze/thaw cycles are acceptable)
Ambient4 days, after separation from cells

Days Performed

Mon, Thu

Turnaround Time

1 - 5 days

Methodology

Name Description
Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA) 

Reference Range

Special Info

Bacterial contamination or heat inactivation of the specimen may affect the test result, do not heat inactivate sera.

Clinical Info

This test should only be used in patients with a previously known and/or concurrent positive HBsAg result. Along with HBeAg test, Hepatitis B e antibody test is used for monitoring the natural history of Hepatitis B virus infection and prognostication. Clinical correlation is required.

Clinical Limitation

This assay is not approved for use in screening blood, plasma or tissue donors. This assay is not designed to test body fluids other than human serum.