What is HbeAg - Anti HBeAg Ab?
Unlike the surface antigen, the e-antigen is found in the blood only when the HBV virus is actively replicating. HBeAg is often used as a marker of ability to spread the virus to other people (infectivity). It may also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment. However, there are some types (strains) of HBV that do not make e-antigen; these are especially common in the Middle East and Asia. In areas where these strains of HBV are common, testing for HBeAg is not very useful
Purpose of Test
To detect antibody against Hepatitis e antigen in blood.
Test of Result Interpretation
- Negative : < 0.1
- Positive : > 0.1
No preparation required can collect the blood sample at any time.