Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) plasma from 2 Lavender Top (EDTA) tubes OR 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Separate plasma / serum aseptically within 2 hours of collection. Ship refrigerated or frozen. 12 hours fasting is recommended.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): 72 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 6 months
Method: Real Time PCR
Comment: Avoid freeze thaw cycles. Samples received on holidays will be reported in next schedule / next working day.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 – 10 days
Usage: This test is intended for use as an aid in management of HBV infected patients and is not intended for use in the initial diagnosis or confirmation of HBV infection. It aids in assessing viral response to antiviral treatment as measured by changes in plasma HBV DNA levels.
Disease: Disorders of Liver
Home Collection: Available
Department: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
Pre-test Information: 12 hours fasting is recommended.