Hepatitis B Antigen and Antibody
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HBeAg, HBeAb, HBcAb, HBsAb, HBsAg.
To test blood for the presence of antibodies that would indicate a past or current hepatitis B infection.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Place separated serum into a standard transport tube within 2 hr of collection.
(Method: Enzyme immunoassay) Negative.