HBV DNA Qualitative

Additional Tests Offered (Per Consultation)

TURN AROUND TIME

2-3 Days Mon-Fri

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
HBV DNA Qualitative
Alternate Name(s)
  • Hepatitis B Virus DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR
Test Description
The level of HBV DNA in serum or plasma is thought to reflect more accurately the replicative state of HBV. Concentration of HBV DNA in serum is an excellent indicator of disease status because HBV enters the blood when there is active viral replication in the liver. As chronic hepatitis activity fluctuates, the amount of HBV DNA changes in parallel much more quickly and reliably than do serologic markers.
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

HBV QUAL PCR

114

Method Description
  • Real Time PCR
FDA Cleared / Approved
No
CPT Code(s)
  • 87516
STAT Allowed
No
Notes
Setup Mon-Fri AM
Draw Status

Living

Pre-Mortem

Sample Volume
Minimum Sample Volume
  • 1.25 mL
Preferred Sample Volume
  • 3 mL
Sample Type
Acceptable
  • Plasma PPT
  • Serum - Red Top Tube
Preferred
  • Plasma, EDTA - Lavender Top Tube
Sample Stability
  • Ambient - 72 hours
  • Frozen - 42 days
  • Refrigerated 2-8°C - 7 days
Transport
Frozen
Notes
Collection: 3 mL plasma collected in two EDTA lavender-top tubes (Minimum 2.5 mL). Separate plasma from whole blood within 1 day of collection by centrifugation at 800 to 1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature.