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Laboratory Testing for Hepatitis B

Patient Case

Slide 13

June 2008

Let’s return to the patient’s case. This patient subsequently was found to have a Hepatitis B DNA level of 8,500,000 IU/mL in serum. This is quantified by the Mayo Medical Laboratories test number 88634. The provider also has requested an HBV genotype. She was found to be infected with the genotype b strain of Hepatitis B virus.

This patient was started with Entecavir, which is one of the current FDA-approved antiviral agents for treating chronic Hepatitis B.

Patient Case


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