FHBG - Clinical: Hepatitis B Virus Genotyping

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Test ID: FHBG    
Hepatitis B Virus Genotyping

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Interpretive Information: Hepatitis B Virus Genotype


HBV genotype and resistance interpretation is provided by SeqHepB software from Evivar Medical. The following mutations are reported: reverse transcriptase L80I/V, Il69T, V173L, L180M, A181S/T/V, T184A/C/F/I/G/S/M/L, S202C/G/I, M204I/V, N236T, M250I/L/V; surface antigen P120T, D144A, G145R.


Both the HBV RT polymerase and the HBsAg encoding regions are sequenced. Resistance and surface antigen mutations are reported. In addition, the major HBV genotypes are identified. Mutations in viral sub-populations below 20% of total may not be detected.


This test is performed pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.