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Hepatitis B Genotyping

Alias: HBV, Hep B

Discipline: Virology

Test information: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is divided into nine genotypes, A to I. The prevalence of specific genotypes varies geographically. Different genotypes may respond differently to anti-viral treatment. HBV genotyping may influence the severity of liver disease, disease progression and clinical outcome.

Availability: Referred to the Micropathology Ltd: Monday - Friday during routine hours: 08:45 - 17:15.

Turnaround Time: 3 Days upon receipt at Micropathology Ltd

Specimen Type(s)
  • Clotted blood;
  • EDTA Whole Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Plain Top Sarstedt;
  • Purple Top Microtainer BD;
  • Hepatitis B Virus DNA;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
5 - 10mL
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
  • Minimum-clotting time 30 minutes.
  • Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Outside of normal hours samples should be refrigerated (2 °C to 8 °C).
  • Hepatitis B viral load required first.
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

If you have any queries about a test or results interpretation please contact us.

Last updated: 30-05-2023