|Description||Serological 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.|
|Collection Conditions|| Send samples to the laboratory without delay. Must be received within 24 hours from collection|
|Min. Vol||4ml (FULL tube)|
|Ref. Range (Male)|| |
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||
|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||7 days|
|IP Routine TAT||7 days|
|GP Acute TAT||7 days|
|GP Routine TAT||7 days|
|Turnround Comment||Results 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.