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Hepatitis B Virus DNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR
3 mL plasma collected in EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Plasma collected in: PPT potassium EDTA (white-top) • Serum
Do not freeze whole blood or any samples stored in primary tube.
Freshly drawn specimens (whole blood) may be stored at 2-25°C for up to 24 hours prior to centrifugation. Separate plasma or serum from cells within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation. Follow manufacturer's instructions for collection tube handling.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 84 days
Received room temperature
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
The analytical performance characteristics of this assay have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. The modifications have not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
|Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute|
|14225 Newbrook Drive|
|Chantilly, VA 20153|
Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day
Results obtained from immunosuppressed patients should be interpreted with caution.
|Hepatitis B Virus DNA||Not Detected||IU/mL|
|Hepatitis B Virus DNA||Not Detected||Log IU/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.
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
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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