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Hepatitis B e Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Immunology at x3-1712
Available Stat? No
Test code AHBE
Test group Hepatitis
Performed by UC Davis
Sendout? Yes
Method Microtiter
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate serum, store in plastic tube. Order UCD Test code HBEAB.
Normal range Negative
Synonyms HBeAb; HBV; anti-HBe; anti-HBeAg; e an tibody
Turn around times Test run Tuesday. Turnaround time: 2-7 days.
Additional information This test has minimal, if any, clinical value. The presence of antibody to HBeAg suggests that the HBsAg-positive patient is less infectious than an antibody-negative counterpart and less likely to develop chronic liver disease, but these advantages are only relative; HBsAg positive patients are infectious and at risk of hepatic complications regardless of anti-HBe or HBe status.
LOINC code 22320-6
Last Updated 1/20/2012 3:44:53 PM
Entry Number 479
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