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Hepatitis B Virus DNA Quantitative, Real-Time PCR

Mnemonic:    [HepB Qnt]
Name:    Hepatitis B Virus DNA Quantitative, Real-Time PCR
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Separate serum/plasma from cells within 24 hours.

Plasma from an EDTA is also acceptable.

Heparinized sample are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.75 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0056025
  Method:    Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)