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

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Confirmation of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection


Quantification of HBV DNA in serum of patients with chronic HBV infection (previously hepatitis B surface antigen-positive)


Monitoring disease progression in chronic HBV infection and/or response to anti-HBV therapy

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-HBV Infection-Diagnostic Approach and Management Algorithm

-HBV Infection-Monitoring Before and After Liver Transplantation

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

HBV DNA Detect/Quant, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

HBV DNA Quantitation
HBV Quantitation
HBV Viral Load
Hepatitis B Quantitation
Hepatitis B Viral Load