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Test Code HBVL Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Viral Load

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

Lavender-top Vacutainer (EDTA) tube

Preferred Volume

10 mL

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC collection instructions.

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Venipuncture.
 

Specimen Processing: Spin down sample, remove plasma from cells and freeze in -20C within 24 hours of collection
 

Specimen Transport: Immediate, no refrigeration.
 

Microbiology Specimen Collection Tables
Please see link for Microbiology Specimen Collection Tables;

  • Category “Blood”, Table 1 BACTERIOLOGY, CHLAMYDIA, MYCOLOGY, MYCOBACTERIOLOGY (AFB), VIROLOGY

Availability

Testing is performed on Wednesdays

Turnaround Time

Within 10 days of specimen received in lab

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

Testing is performed using FDA-approved real-time PCR assays from Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., on the Roche COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan Instruments.

CPT Code

87517

Test Includes

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) viral load

Reference Range

No HBV DNA detected.

Test Limitations

Detection limit is 20 IU/ml.

Minimum Volume

8 mL

Fee Code

30687517

Synonyms

HBV quantitation
HBV
HBV viral load
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B viral load