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HBV DNA viral load

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

This assay is used to monitor treatment of Hepatitis B infection. Results must be interpreted in conjunction with clinical details.

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

HBV DNA viral load

Organisms

Hepatitis B virus

Requested for surveillance

no

Notice required

no

Routine turnaround time

10 working days

Sample requirements

Sterile serum or plasma (SST or EDTA only) ≥ 1000 µL volume

Pre-transport requirements

5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours

Transport requirements

5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours

Unacceptable sample types

Insufficient sample ≤ 1000 µL and/or heparinized samples

How results reported

HBV DNA International Units

Referral link

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