Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Qualitative, PCR, NGI UltraQual®

CPT: 87516
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • HBV NGI UltraQual®
  • NGI HBV UltraQual®
  • UltraQual® HBV

Limitations

The NGI UltraQual® assay has a qualitative sensitivity of 1−2 copies/mL.

Methodology

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and detection

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum or plasma, frozen

Volume

3.5 mL

Minimum Volume

3.5 mL

Container

Plasma preparation tube (PPT™) or screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport tube

Collection

Collect whole blood in red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, PPT™, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Do not use green-top (heparin) tubes. Centrifuge specimen within one hour of collection, remove plasma, and transfer specimen to a plastic screw-cap transport tube (not “pop-top” or “snap-cap”) and freeze. Ship frozen on dry ice. If PPT™ is used, do not transfer plasma; centrifuge specimen in a swinging bucket rotor centrifuge and ship frozen on dry ice. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Freeze

Causes for Rejection

Hemolysis; green-top (heparin) tube; specimen not frozen; specimen received in “pop-top” or “snap-cap” tube; PPT™ not centrifuged

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

A separate frozen specimen is required for each frozen test ordered.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
140622 NGI HBV UltraQual 140623 NGI HBV UltraQual 29610-3
140622 NGI HBV UltraQual 140008 PCR Amplification + Detection N/A

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