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Hepatitis B Virus DNA Quantitative PCR, NY State
|Methodology:||Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction|
Collect: Lavender (EDTA) OR Serum Separator Tube (SST) - 2 ml plasma or serum.
Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature . Separate serum or plasma from cells within 24 hours. Transfer plasma to a Standard Transport Tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions:Heparinized specimens.
Stability:On cells: Ambient: 24 hours. After separation from cells: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 4 weeks