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Hepatitis B Virus DNA, Quantitative PCR with Reflex to HB Genotype (16694)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

9-11 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

(two) 3-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST) is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp= Unacceptable; Refrigerated=6 Days; Frozen=30 Days

Test Volume Required

(two) 2 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

(two) 1.4 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate serum or plasma within 24 hours of collection.

CPT Codes

87517; 87912