Days Set Up
Varies; test performed once per week
Analytic Time

8 hours

MiChart Code
HBV DNA Quantitative by RealTime PCR, Quantitative
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


HBV Viral Load
Viral Load, HBV DNA
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA QL

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

The HBV DNA PCR test is intended for use only in individuals with documented HBV infection and is not to be used for the diagnosis of HBV infection. Monitoring of viral load may be helpful in making or altering treatment regimens in HBV infected patients.

Reference Range

Not Detected (<10 IU/mL HBV DNA).

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in red top, SST, or lavender top tube. Send directly to the Microbiology Laboratory. Specimens sent for Microbiology molecular testing require a dedicated sample and cannot be shared with other laboratories.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a red top, or SST or lavender tube. Centrifuge for 20 minutes at 800-1600 xg at room temperature, aliquot EDTA plasma or serum into a polypropylene plastic vial within 6 hours of collection and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage. Do not allow frozen specimens to thaw at any time during storage or transport. Specimens submitted in polystyrene tubes are not acceptable. Specimens sent for Microbiology molecular testing require a dedicated sample and cannot be shared with other laboratories.

Lavender Top Tube
Yellow Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
2 mL serum or EDTA plasma
Minimum Volume
1 mL serum or EDTA plasma

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.