Hepatitis B e (Envelope) Antibody (HBeAb)
Overview of HBeAb
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
Preparation for HBeAb
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for HBeAb
The sample type collected for Hepatitis B e (Envelope) Antibody is: Blood
Interpreting HBeAb results
- Positive Hepatitis B envelope antibody with positive Hepatitis B core antibody usually indicates resolving acute infection