Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) Plasma from 2 Lavender Top (EDTA) tubes. Separate plasma asceptically within 2 hours of collection. Ship refrigerated or frozen. 12 hours fasting is recommended.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): 72 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 72 hrs
Method: Sequencing, Real Time PCR
Comment: Avoid freeze thaw cycles.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 20 – 25 days
Usage: For detection & genotyping of HBV. The mutations analysed include M204I (YMDD to YIDD), L180M, M204V (YMDD to YVDD), A181 T/V and N236T. These mutations are known to cause resistance to Lamivudine, Telbivudine, Entecavir, Adefovir and Tenofovir.
Disease: Disorders of Liver
Home Collection: Available
Department: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
Pre-test Information: 12 hours fasting is recommended.