Hepatitis B DNA Quantitation (View in report form.)
|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: ||HBVDNAQNT|
|POE DESCRIPTION: |
|CPT CODE: ||87517|
|DAYS PERFORMED: |
Every other Thursday
|TURNAROUND TIME: |
1 - 14 days
|CONTAINER TYPE: |
Red top tube or SSTTM tube
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: ||Blood (serum)|
|REJECTION CRITERIA: ||
Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen contaimer, insufficient specimen volume, improperly labeled specimen.
|MINIMUM VOLUME: ||5 mL blood (2 mL serum)|
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: ||
Specimens should be transported as soon as possible to the Microbiology Laboratory. Specimens must be processed within 6 hours of collection.
|REFERENCE RANGE: ||
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST: |
This assay is NOT intended for use in the screening of blood, plasma or tissue donors for HBV, or to be used as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HBV infection.
Real time polymerase chain reaction
|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: ||
The linearity of the assay is 10 to 1,000,000,000 IU/ml. The information used in conjunction with serologic tests. DNA can be detected in the serum of patients with chronic Hepatitis B infection.
|LAST UPDATED: |
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||Hepatitis B Viral Load; HBV DNA; Hepatitis B Viral DNA Assay|
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