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Hepatitis Be Antigen

Mnemonic:    [HepBe Ag]
Name:    Hepatitis Be Antigen
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. EDTA plasma is also acceptable.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 6 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0020094
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    Only order this test when specimen is repeatedly positive for HBsAg.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP.