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Test Code:
HBEAG

Order Name:
HBeAg

 
Useful For:
Detection of hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) in human serum and is indicated for use as an aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of hepatitis B viral infection.
 
Methodology:
Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immuno Assay (CMIA)
 
AliasesName:
Hepatitis Be Ag
Hepatitis Be Antigen
Hbe Antigen 
 
 
 
Test Code:
HBEAG

Order Name:
HBeAg

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Blood/ Plain Blood (Red Top) 6 mL, 1 tube
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Serum, minimum volume 1 mL
 
Sub Mission Container:
Plastic vial
 
Rejection Criteria:
Hemolysis: 4+ reject
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum (keep in original tube) Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 8 hours
Serum Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 7 days
Frozen, -20oC 14 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
HBEAG

Order Name:
HBeAg

 
Method detail:
Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immuno Assay (CMIA)
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Collected specimen to report within 2 hours (120 mins)
 
Performing Location:
Immunology, Laboratory Department Tel. 13227
 
Specimen Retention Time:
5 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
HBEAG

Order Name:
HBeAg

 
 
Clinical Information:
HBeAg determinations can be used to monitor the progress of hepatitis B viral infection. HBeAg is first detectable in the early phase of hepatitis B viral infection, after the appearance of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). The titers of both antigens rise rapidly during the period of viral replication in acute infection. The presence of HBeAg correlates with increased numbers of infectious virus (Dane particles), the occurrence of core particles in the nucleus of the hepatocyte, and the presence of hepatitis B virus specific DNA and DNA polymerase in serum. HBeAg may persist together with HBsAg in chronic hepatitis B viral infection. However, a subset of chronic hepatitis B patients have no detectable HBeAg in serum, but are positive for antibody to HBeAg (anti-HBe); these patients may also be positive for serum hepatitis B virus DNA.
 
Reference Value:
Non reactive
 
Clinical Reference:
Manufacturer’s reagent package insert, Architect HBeAg, February 2016, Abbott GmbH &Co.KG, MAX-Planck-Ring 2, 65205 Wiesbaden, Germany