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Hepatitis B Virus Drug Resistance & BCP/Precore Mutations
|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
|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|