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Hepatitis Be Virus Antigen

Components

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
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

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

Comments

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

CPT Code

  • 87350