HBeAg-Hepatitis B Envelope Antigen Test
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HBeAg-Hepatitis B Envelope Antigen Test

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Overview

Hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) is a small polypeptide that exists in a free form in the serum of individuals during the early phase of hepatitis B infection, soon after hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) becomes detectable.

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Summary Price Of HBeAg-Hepatitis B Envelope Antigen Test

We are a trusted lab, offering HBeAg-Hepatitis B Envelope Antigen Test with a transparent pricing structure.

The cost of HBeAg-Hepatitis B Envelope Antigen Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of HBeAg-Hepatitis B Envelope Antigen Test ranges from ₹200 to ₹1120.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹1,000
  • Delhi: ₹1,000
  • Mumbai: ₹1,030
  • Pune: ₹1,000

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Frequently Asked Questions

For determining infectivity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers

For patients suspected of viral hepatitis

Serum levels of both HBeAg and HBsAg rise rapidly during the period of viral replication. The presence of HBeAg in serum correlates with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infectivity, the number of infectious virions, and the presence of HBV core antigen in the infected hepatocytes.In HBV carriers and patients with chronic hepatitis B, positive HBeAg results usually indicate presence of active HBV replication and high infectivity. A negative HBeAg result indicates very minimal or no HBV replication. Positive anti-HBe results usually indicate inactivity of the virus and low infectivity. Positive anti-HBe results in the presence of detectable HBV DNA in serum also indicate active viral replication in these patients.

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