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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Quantitative, DNA Real-time PCR, (Nongraphical)
- 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
Serum or plasma
700 μL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
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.
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
This procedure does not provide serial monitoring; it is intended for one-time use only. If serial monitoring is required, please order test 551620.