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Alias Names: HEP B
Methodology: Line Probe Assay (LIPA)
Edit Date: 4/13/2009
Performed: Wednesday
Released: 2-8 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 83890-90 / 83894-90 / 83896-90 / 83898-90 x2 / 83904-90 x7 / 83912-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Two 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA). Also acceptable: One 10 mL yellow top tube (ACD A or B).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate pasma from cells immediately. Freeze within 2 hours of collection.
Stability: 2 hours ambient or 2 months frozen. Unstable refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 4 mL plasma.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL plasma.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Identifies HBV Genotypes A, B, C, D, E, F, G and mixture A/D. Some studies indicate that patients with HBV Genotype C experience decreased response to inteferon therapy. HBV Genotype D patients may be more likely to develop recurrence than Genotype A. The predominate Genotypes are A, D, and mixtures of A/D, accounting for 89% of all Genotypes in some studies.
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