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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Blood Test, Quantitative, DNA Real-time PCR, (Graphical) - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Blood Test, Quantitative, DNA Real-time PCR, (Graphical) provides an automated solution for the quantitative detection of hepatitis B virus DNA in human plasma or serum for patients on HBV antiviral therapy.


Test Code: 551620

CPT Code: 87517

Also Known As: TaqMan® HBV Test, HBV quantitation

Methodology: cobas® HBV for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 system

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 7-10 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Hepatitis B is a STD that is caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). Symptoms of Hepatitis B are: appetite loss, low-grade fever, muscle and joint aches, nausea and vomiting, yellow skin and dark urine due to jaundice. It can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, sharing needles, and from mother to child. The severity of the disease ranges from mild or acute symptoms to more long term and severe cases that can cause liver disease or liver cancer. The Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for those who have not been previously vaccinated. This test detects hepatitis B viral genetic material Can detect an active HBV infection Its primary use is to monitor antiviral therapy in patients with chronic HBV infections

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