Hepatitis B Viral Load


Test Information

Test Name

Hepatitis B Viral Load

Synonyms

HBV Viral Load, Hep B DNA, Hep B PCR, HBV surface antigen quantification

Preferred Specimen

6mL EDTA

Testing Location

Referral


Processing Information

Registration Code

HBVD

Notes

  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • Separate & freeze within 24 hours of collection

Alternative Specimen

SST


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Labroatory

Send Away Notes

Spin sample down and 3/4 fill screw top Nunc tubes with plasma and freeze within 24 hours of receipt. Use multiple Nunc tubes as required. Specimens separated into thin-walled plastic tubes are unacceptable.

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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