Hepatitis Be (HBeAb) Antibody Test

Anti-HBe, HBeAb


Test Code: 006635
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Hepatitis Be (HBeAb) Antibody Test

This test screens for Hepatitis Be Antibodies.  A Be Antibody test is typically used when a person has been diagnosed with Hepatitis B to determine whether or not they have an active infection.  Be antibody testing is often done in conjunction with Hepatitis Be Antigen testing.  Typically, when the Hepatitis B virus is actively replicating, a person will test positive for Be Antigen and Negative for Be Antibody.  During this time, they are more likely to transmit Hepatitis B to others.  After being successfully treated, most people will test negative for Be Antigen and positive for Be Antibody.  People with a latent Hep B infection are typically recommended to test 1-2 times per year as it is possible for latent Hep B to reactivate periodically. 

For additional testing options, please see our Hepatitis Category

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Hepatitis Be (HBeAb) Antibody Test

Anti-HBe, HBeAb


Test Code: 556
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Hepatitis Be (HBeAb) Antibody Test

This test screens for Hepatitis Be Antibodies.  A Be Antibody test is typically used when a person has been diagnosed with Hepatitis B to determine whether or not they have an active infection.  Be antibody testing is often done in conjunction with Hepatitis Be Antigen testing.  Typically, when the Hepatitis B virus is actively replicating, a person will test positive for Be Antigen and Negative for Be Antibody.  During this time, they are more likely to transmit Hepatitis B to others.  After being successfully treated, most people will test negative for Be Antigen and positive for Be Antibody.  People with a latent Hep B infection are typically recommended to test 1-2 times per year as it is possible for latent Hep B to reactivate periodically. 

For additional testing options, please see our Hepatitis Category

Turnaround for this test is typically 1-2 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere with test results causing them to be either falsely high or falsely low.  For people receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin, draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotin supplementation.  For people on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation.

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