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Hepatitis B DNA (HBVD, HBV DNA)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


2 x 4ml EDTA blood (1ml if paediatric) , purple top,


Turnaround Time: 8-10 days

Measurement of levels of hepatitis B DNA in chronic hepatitis B infection.

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: copies/ml
Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Birmingham Heartlands