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Hepatitis B Virus Drug Resistance & BCP/Precore Mutations

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code HBVDRG
Test group HBV
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method PCR and Sequencing
Collection Instructions This test can only be performed reliably on specimens with a viral load of at least 600 IU/mL.

Transport as soon as possible to laboratory for processing
Container type Red top, Gold top, Lavender top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum, or EDTA plasma
Preferred volume 1 mL
Min. Volume 0.3 mL
Processing notes Serum: Allow blood to clot, centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection. Freeze aliquot.

Plasma: centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection. Freeze aliquot.

Transport frozen to China Basin
Normal range
Synonyms HBV
Stability Room temperature 3 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen 1 month.
Turn around times 10-12 days
Additional information This test can only be performed reliably on specimens with a viral load of at least 600 IU/mL.
CPT coding 83891-90, 83894-90, 83900-90, 83904-90, 83912-90
Last Updated 5/22/2013 1:34:02 PM
Entry Number 1503
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