This test is used for the detection and accurate quantitation of HBV viral loads in plasma samples
This Test Includes
HBV VIRAL LOAD (RT-PCR)
Total parameters available: 1
Parameter Names:Hepatitis B Virus DNA PCR - Quantitative / HBV DNA PCR (Quantitative) - Whole Blood Test
Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
It is ordered in the management of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection and currently on antiviral therapy. It is typically done at diagnosis of hepatitis B for baseline values and during the course of therapy to assess the response of treatment.
What is this test
This test is ordered when you have signs and symptoms of acute hepatitis like loss of appetite, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain.