Hepatitis Be (HBeAb) Antibody Test
Test Code: 006635
Specimen Type: Blood
Hepatitis Be (HBeAb) Antibody Test (Labcorp)
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.
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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.