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Hepatitis B Profile, Chronic (Chronic ONLY)

Mnemonic:    [HepB Chrn]
Name:    Hepatitis B Profile, Chronic (Chronic ONLY)
Specimen:    3 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. EDTA plasma is also acceptable but heparinized plasma is not acceptable.
Minimum Spec:    2 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0020454
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay/Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    Order this when the patient has a chronic Hepatitis B infection. This panel determines the degree of infectivity and monitors for the development of immunity. Includes HBsAb, HBsAg, HBeAb, and HBeAg with reflex to HBsAg Confirmation.

This test is only appropriate for patients with a history of recent or chronic Hepatitis B infection.
Processing Info:    Redundant orders for Hepatitis Panels will not be accepted and must be reviewed by a pathologist.