Hepatitis B Drug Resistance Genotyping


Test Information

Test Name

Hepatitis B Drug Resistance Genotyping

Synonyms

HBV Drug Resistance Genotyping, YMDD Gene Mutation; Lamivudine resistance

Preferred Specimen

EDTA

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 weeks


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Separate within 4 hours of collection, collect close to Courier time if necessary.

Processing Information

Registration Code

HBVG

Notes

  • DO NOT share sample, dedicate tube required
  • Separate & freeze EDTA plasma within 4 hours
  • A current viral load MUST accompany all request for drug resistance genotyping

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send sample directly to referral laboratory


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Frozen

External Lab Website