Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Hepatitis B DNA Viral Load

Test Name: Hepatitis B DNA Viral Load
Alternate Name(s): HBV Viral Load
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: 2 x 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Document collection time on requisition.
Record on requisition time that sample is separated.
Transport to Lab STAT.
Serum must be taken off cells within 6 hours.
Requisition: HEPATITIS PCR REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out to Toronto Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-28
Revised Date: 2017-09-11
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Serum must be separated from clot within 6 hours of collection.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required: This test is used solely for testing patients on treatment for Hepatitis B infection.
It is used to monitor or assess drug therapy for chronic Hepatitis B.
Requisitions must be filled out completely or testing will not be performed.
Storage & Shipment: Must be received in lab within 6 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
hpBDNA
 
Referred To: Referred out to Toronto Public Health Laboratory.

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