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ID:777 Hepatitis B DNA PCR
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DescriptionSerological markers for viral activity such as hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) are useful for diagnosis, but HBsAg negative and hepatitis e antigen-negative cases have recently been identified. The concentration of HBV particles in plasma is a better indicator of viral replication. It correlates with the potential infectiousness of virus carriers and the infectivities of blood products
Indication Quantification of the concentration of HBV particles in plasma. Indicator of viral replication. Significant for initiation and monitoring of interferon therapy.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentVirology
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA
Tube Picture
Collection Conditions Send samples to the laboratory without delay. Must be received within 24 hours from collection
Min. Vol4ml (FULL tube)
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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT7 days
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT7 days
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 30/11/2018 16:39:23. Published By K Roberts on 30/11/2017 16:39:23.