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Test Code: HBVQNT Preferred Name HBV DNA

No
< 7 days
Once a week
< 7 days
Medicare Item
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (adult)6 mLEDTA 6 mL (Pink top) x
Blood (paediatric)2 mLEDTA 2 mL Paediatric ( Lavender Top)
Blood (neonatal)2 mLEDTA 2 mL Paediatric ( Lavender Top)

COLLECTION NOTES

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GENERAL NOTES



APPLICATION:  This test is used in HBsAg positive patients to monitor active viral replication.
PCR testing is performed weekly. Samples received before 8 am on the testing day will be tested on the same day, if received after 8 am samples will be tested on the next testing day. If PCR testing is required urgently out-of-hours, please contact the microbiology laboratory on 3163-8168.

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