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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) by Quantitative NAAT

Components

Name Method Department Units
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) by Quantitative NAAT Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) (NAAT)
Send Out IU/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

4 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Yellow tube (ACD)

8 mL 2 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 5 day(s)
Frozen - 2 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and freeze
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Heparinized specimens

CPT Code

  • 87517