Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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HEPATITIS BE ANTIGEN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2441         Geisinger Epic ID: 43831

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL of serum in a plastic, screw-capped, aliquot tube or vial

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: Indefinitely.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Nonreactive.
CPT code(s):
87350
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
HBe Antigen, Quest code 555
HBEAGQ
Clinical significance:
HBeAg indicates active HBV replication. Infectivity is evaluated based on HBeAg and HBsAg. When HBeAg persists much longer than 10 weeks, the patient is likely to develop chronic hepatitis and be a carrier.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday morning    
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