Hepatitis B DNA (viral load)


Hepatitis B DNA (viral load)

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation



Please consider if this investigation is appropriate. In immunocompetent patients, Serology should be the first line of investigation.

Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab

Samples should be received <24 hours after collection, and ideally within 4 hours. If there are delays the sample should be separated and stored at -80°C

Sample type

2 x EDTA Plasma

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

8 days

If UKAS Accredited Test indicate at which site