Hepatitis Be Virus Antigen HBEAG

Method(s) Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) top tubes.

Transport

1 mL serum or plasma refrigerated. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Remarks

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.

Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Unacceptable Conditions Heat-inactivated, grossly hemolyzed or lipemic samples. Samples containing particulate material, or collected in citrate-based anticoagulant.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010280
CPTCode 87350
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative.

No Appointment Necessary
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