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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.


Health Science

Lab name

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

HBV DNA viral load


Hepatitis B virus

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


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

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