Specimen Type: EDTA Plasma
Container: 2 Lavender Top Tubes
Preferred Vol: 3.00 mL
Min Vol: 2.50 mL
Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR)
Tuesday - Sunday
STRICT FROZEN. Separate Plasma and Freeze within 1 hour of collection.
Chronic carriers will persist in producing detectable HBV. Patients with chronic liver disease of unknown origin most commonly have HBV that is detected by Viral DNA testing. Quantitative measurement of HBV Viral DNA may be used to monitor progression of disease.