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Test Code HBVP1 Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA PCR, Quantitative


Additional Codes

LOINC: 42595-9; 48398-2

Specimen Requirements

Submit only one of the following:
Specimen Type: Whole blood
Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 3mL x 2 tubes


Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Yellow/Red top (plain)

Specimen Volume: 5mL


Specimen Type: Plasma/Serum
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 2mL


Days and Times Performed

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, TAT 6 working days


Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Quantitative

Service Code



Last updated 22/05/2021

Unacceptable Condition

Whole blood Frozen or hemolysis

Specimen Stability

Whole blood (EDTA/plain) 72 hours, ambient/refrigerated
Plasma/Serum 7 days, refrigerated


Testing Laboratory

National University Hospital
Molecular Diagnosis Centre, 67724384

Useful For

For detection and quantification of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in serum or plasma of patients with confirmed chronic HBV infection to monitor disease progression and response to anti-HBV therapy


Limit of Quantification:

1.0E+01 – 1.0E+09 IU/mL (1.0 - 9.0 log IU/mL)


Lower Limit of Detection:

2.7 IU/mL (0.43 log IU/mL)