HBV Genotyping and Resistance Markers (Molecular Microbiology)
Collection container (including preservatives):
CE marked leak proof container
Specimen type: EDTA blood
Specimen transport: Ambient or refrigerated
Minimum volume of sample: 3 mL
Special precautions: If processing is delayed,
refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature.
Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.
Measurement units: Not applicable
Turnaround time: The results of all tests will
be available within 5 working days after receipt of the specimen in
the laboratory, and may be available sooner by prior
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect the
results: False negative results may occur for a variety of
reasons, for example inappropriate timing of sample collection,
inappropriate sample, presence of virus below the detectable limit
of the assay. New and emerging variants may also occur which may
not be detected by this assay. Towards the limit of detection of an
assay sampling variation will result in lower reproducibility.