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Hepatitis D PCR

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This test should only be requested once the patient has been shown to be positive for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen.

Referred Test
Specimen types:
Container types:
Plain Tube with gelPlain Tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Do not send heparinised blood.  Please note that Hepatitis D PCR can only be performed on a sample tube which has NOT been used for other testing.  For this reason, this test cannot be added to previously collected samples.


Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

Lower limit of detection 1,000 copies/mL

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Contact VIDRL 9342 9615

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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