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Hepatitis B Virus DNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR
1.5 mL (x2) plasma collected in EDTA (lavender-top) tubes
1.25 mL (x2)
1.5 mL (x2) Plasma collected in PPT potassium EDTA (white-top) tubes • Serum in red-top tubes (no gel), or serum separator tubes (SST®)
3 mL plasma, collected in two (2) EDTA lavender-top tubes. Separate plasma from whole blood within 1 day of collection by centrifugation at 800 to 1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature (minimum 2.5 mL). Ship frozen.
Plastic screw-cap vial(s)
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 42 days
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
The performance characteristics of this assay have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test.
|Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute|
|14225 Newbrook Drive|
|Chantilly, VA 20153|
Set up: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: Next day
Results obtained from immunosuppressed patients should be interpreted with caution.
|Hepatitis B Virus DNA||<20||IU/mL|
|Hepatitis B Virus DNA||<1.30||
To convert International Units/mL to copies/mL, use the following conversion factor:
1 IU/mL = 5.82 copies/mL
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.
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|35222A||Hepatitis B Virus DNA||42595-9||Hepatitis B virus DNA|
|35222B||Hepatitis B Virus DNA||48398-2||Hepatitis B virus DNA|
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
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LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.
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