Mobile Site ›
Print Friendly View

Test ID: HBVQU    
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time PCR, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum SST

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Polypropylene vial (Supply T465)

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL                   

Collection Instructions: 

1. Spin down and separate serum from gel within 6 hours of draw.

2. Freeze specimen immediately, and ship frozen on dry ice.

3. If shipment will be delayed for >24 hours, freeze specimen at -70 degrees C (up to 35 days) until shipment on dry ice.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.80 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Serum SSTFrozen