Laboratory Services

Hepatitis B Quantitative

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Hepatitis B Quantitative

HBV, Hep B, Hepatitis B Quant, UOW2389

Test ID
General Information

The Aptima HBV Quant assay is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test for the quantitation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in human plasma and serum on the fully automated Panther® system.

Container Type

Blood: 3 mL blood in EDTA (LAVENDER TOP) tube.

Also Acceptable: 3 mL blood in GOLD SST, RED, or PPT (PEARL TOP) tube.

Note: Separate specimens MUST be submitted when both Viral Culture/Serology and PCR testing are ordered.

Specimen Type

Serum, Plasma

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

Blood: Separate plasma/serum from whole blood within 24 hours of collection. Freeze at -10°C or colder and ship on dry ice. If freezer and/or dry ice is not available, ship immediately at 2-8°C (ice pack). Sample may be stored at 2-8°C (ice pack) for up to 48 hours of collection. Samples stored at 2-8°C greater than 48 hours old may be rejected. Do not freeze/thaw.

Minimum Sample Volume

0.5 mL

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Testing Schedule

Tuesday and Friday

Test Includes

HBVPQS         Hepatitis B Specimen Description
HBVQR            Hepatitis B Quant Result
HBVLOG         HBV DNA IU/mL (Log 10)
HBVQNI          Hepatitis B Quant Interpretation

CPT Code(s)


STAT Orderable (Y/N)


Performing Lab


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