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Hepatitis Be Virus Antigen


Name Method Department Units
Hepatitis Be Antigen Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
Send Out Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL

Frozen - 12 month(s)
Refrigerated - 6 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Lipemic specimen
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Heat treated specimen
  • Serum or Plasma received at room temperature
  • Gross hemolysis


Order this assay only when a specimen is repeatedly reactive for Hepatitis B surface antigen.

CPT Code

  • 87350