Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA, Quantitative PCR, Serum Order Code : HBPCR
Synonyms: HBV Viral Load, Hepatitis B PCR, HBV Quantitative PCR, Hep B PCR
Specimen Type: Serum
Container Type: Dedicated SST Gold-top gel tube, dedicated red top serum tube
Required Volume: 7 mL whole blood; 3 mL serum
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 2 mL whole blood; 1 mL serum
Methodology: Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Standard Run Times: Monday - Friday
Turnaround Time: 7 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood at room temperature or refrigerated. Centrifuge and transfer serum to a separate tube within 24 hours of collection. Transport serum refrigerated. If transport is greateer than 5 days, transport serum frozen.
CPT Codes: 87517
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB1336
SHC EPIC Code: LABHBPQ
Causes For Rejection: Samples containing heparin; delay in transit; containers other than a dedicated gold-top SST or red top tube.
Department: Virology