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Hepatitis B Virus Quantitative Nucleic Acid Test

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source Blood
Mnemonic HBV QUANT
Specimen Requirements

2 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tubes.

Pediatric: 1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube.

Do not collect in same tube with any other test.

Specimen Handling

Do not open tubes; do not centrifuge; DO NOT freeze.

Send as TDG on ice pack. Ensure tubes are not in direct contact with ice pack so specimen does not freeze.

Must reach Provincial Lab within 24 hours of collection.

Additional Information

Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
Testing Frequency Weekly
Alternate Name(s) Hepatitis B DNA by PCR, Hepatitis B Quantitative Viral Load, Hepatitis B Viral Load, Hepatitis B Virus NAT
Reference Interval