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Test Catalog

Test ID: FHBG    
Hepatitis B Virus Genotyping

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Draw blood in lavender (EDTA) tube(s). Spin down and send 2 mL plasma frozen in a plastic vial.

 

Required: 1. Viral Load

               2. Viral Load Date

 

Note: Red-top serum and serum gel tube(s) are acceptable.

 

Note: This test may be unsuccessful if the HBV Viral load is less than log 3.0 or 1,000 IU/mL of plasma.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis: NA
Thawing: Warm OK; Cold OK
Lipemia: NA
Icterus: NA
Other: Heparinized specimens

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Plasma EDTAFrozen (preferred)42 days
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 72 hours