Hepatitis B e (Envelope) Antibody
What is HBeAb?
This test is ordered when you have signs and symptoms of hepatitis like loss of appetite, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. The Hepatitis B envelope antibody may be used to monitor infections in people who have recovered from acute hepatitis B infection.
Why is HBeAb done?
- If you have signs or symptoms associated with acute hepatitis to determine if they are due to Hepatitis B infection. Various signs and symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine
- To monitor acute infections in those who have recovered from acute Hepatitis B infection
Interpreting HBeAb results
- Positive Hepatitis B envelope antibody with positive Hepatitis B core antibody usually indicates resolving acute infection