Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Quantitative, DNA Real-time PCR, (Graphical)

CPT: 87517
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Test Details


  • HBV Quantitation


The HBV quantitative real-time PCR assay has a quantitative range of 10 to 1,000,000,000 IU/mL.


cobas® HBV for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 system

Specimen Requirements


Serum or plasma


2.5 mL

Minimum Volume

700 μL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


Gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or plasma preparation tube (PPT™)


Centrifuge sample within 24 hours of collection. Transfer serum/plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube. Ship frozen (preferred). Plasma from a PPT™ can be frozen and shipped in situ. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit a separate frozen specimen for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate. Stable at room temperature for 24 hours or refrigerated for six days. Stable frozen for 12 weeks.

Causes for Rejection

Incorrect anticoagulant; PPT™ not centrifuged

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Submit the patient's Social Security number for serial monitoring. To order this test without the serial monitor service, use test 551610.

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