Hepatitis B PCR Quantitative
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is one of the several viruses that cause hepatitis. HBV PCR lab test measures the amount of HBV genetic material in the blood.
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is one of the several viruses that cause hepatitis. It is severely contagious, being spread mostly through unprotected sex. Hepatitis is a form of liver inflammation and enlargement which can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. There are many tests that can be used to test for hepatitis B. HBV PCR test measures the amount of HBV genetic material in the blood. This lab test is performed in the early stages of the infection or soon after possible exposure since viral DNA is present in the blood earlier than antibodies. This lab test is a quantitative test, meaning that a numerical value is given.
This lab test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Loss of appetite
• Nausea and vomiting
• Dark urine and/or pale colored stool
• Recent exposure to blood or bodily fluid of an infected person
Also Known As: HBV PCR
This Hepatitis B testing does not have any special requirements.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for the Hepatitis B PCR Quantitative test is typically 5-7 business days.