Anti HBeAg Total test is ordered for patients with chronic hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a liver disease. 
What is Anti-HBeAg Total?
Anti HBeAg Total test is essential to conclude whether the infection is active or not, and in what phase the disease presently is. A blood sample is taken. 
Why is Anti-HBeAg Total suggested?
Anti-HBeAg Total suggested when the patient suffers from the following symptoms: 
- Elevated blood levels of alanine aminotransferase.
Anti-HBeAg Total test is also done when the health care practitioner considers it for a certain reason.
How is Anti-HBeAg Total performed?
After wrapping an elastic band around the upper arm, blood is withdrawn.
What are the parameters measured in Anti-HBeAg Total?
Anti-HBeAg Total test measures the presence of infection as well as to guide and monitor the treatment. If the virus is present, the doctor might suggest the next course of action and healthcare tests.
Preparation before performing Anti-HBeAg Total
No test preparation is required. However, the patient can ask his queries to the doctor. Furthermore, there is no specific diet to follow before the test.
Post-care after Anti-HBeAg Total
No specific post-care to follow.
Sample types in Anti-HBeAg Total
A blood sample is drawn from a vein in the arm 
Side effects/risks of Anti-HBeAg Total
There are no side effects of Anti-HBeAg Total test however the patient might be required to put a band-aid on the area from where the sample was withdrawn.