Hepatitis B Viral DNA, Quantitative

Last Modified: 3/27/2019 3:34:12 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 3.0 mL Plasma from a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA in a Plastic Vials

Collection Instructions:

Separate plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection 
Mark specimen as plasma

Freshly drawn specimen (whole blood) may be stored at 2-25°C for up to 24 hours prior to centrifugation.

Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Plasma
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

Unacceptable Ambient
6 days Refrigerated
84 days Frozen

Ship plasma frozen. Do not freeze whole blood or any samples stored in the primary tube. 

Rejection Criteria: Submitted in glass tubes; frozen whole blood;
Reference Range: Not Detected

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Results obtained from immunosuppressed patients should be interpreted with caution
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Clinical Significance: Chronic carriers will persist in producing detectable HBV. Patients with chronic liver disease of unknown origin most commonly have HBV that is detected by viral DNA testing. Quantitative measurement of HBV viral DNA may be used to monitor progression of disease.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 4 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: HBVDN
EPIC Test Code: LAB951
Send Out Test Code: 8369
Alternate Test Names: Hepatitis B Virus DNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR; Hepatitis B Virus Quant DNA
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87517

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