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8141: Hepatitis B DNA Qualitative Real-Time PCR Print View
Specimen Source      
Hepatitis B Virus DNA Qual RT-PCR  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Serum 3 (2.5) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA 3 (2.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Plasma PPT Tube 3 (2.5) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)  

Detects the presence of Hepatitis B Virus DNA down to 20 IU/mL (116 copies/mL) to aid in the diagnosis of HBV infection. In the absence of HbsAg, HBV DNA may still be detected, possibly indicative of the persistence of low-level viral replication.

See "Guidelines for Shipping Infectious Substances".
Serum: Collect whole blood in red-top plastic SST tube with separator
gel.
Plasma: Collect whole blood in either EDTA lavender tube or PPT
Vacutainer plasma preparation tube. Mix gently.
Separate plasma or serum from cells within 1 day of collection by
centrifugation at 800 to 1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature.
Transfer the plasma or serum to a properly identified, sterile screw
cap vial and ship frozen.
Setup Schedule
Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87516

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
See Hepatitis B DNA Quantitative Real-Time PCR, #8137 for quantitation of HBV, if clinically indicated. The method used in this test is Real-Time PCR of the pre-core region of the circular HBV genome. This test was performed using the COBAS(R)AmpliPrep/COBAS(R)TaqMan(R) HBV Test, v2.0 (Roche Molecular Sytems, Inc.).






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