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

CPT: 87516
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Test Details


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


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


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and detection

Specimen Requirements


Serum or plasma, frozen


3.5 mL

Minimum Volume

3.5 mL


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


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


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.


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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