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Test Code HBE Hepatitis B 'e' Antigen + Antibody

Clinical System Name

Hepatitis B 'e' Antigen + Antibody

Synonyms

HBE

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red, Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 3.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 8  C

Storage location:Spin blood, transfer serum to a plastic aliquot tube affixed with a large computer label. 

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Refrigerated Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to UW NW220. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).

 

Off-site collection: Spin specimen, transport refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated Y
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily; performed once per week, test day varies. 1 - 7d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Virology Lab

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

None specified

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87350

86707

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Hepatitis B Envelope Antigen and Antibody
Reference Test Number:

HBE

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220.