Hepatitis B DNA Quantitation

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: HBVDNAQNT
POE DESCRIPTION:

HBVDNAQNT

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:

<10 IU/ml

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. 

METHODOLOGY:

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:

12-9-2011

TEST SYNONYM(S):Hepatitis B Viral Load; HBV DNA; Hepatitis B Viral DNA Assay