Hepatitis B Viral Load

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB951
EPIC Order
  HEPATITIS B DNA, Quantitative, PCR
CPT Code(s)   87517
Group/Individual Test   Individual

Varies; see Comment below.

Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 6 mL Blood/Gold Top/Serum Separator Tube; Orange top tubes are not acceptable
3 mL Blood
Availability Routine: Varies; see Comment below.
Turnaround Time  

Mayo Clinical Laboratories: 3-5 days

Mclendon Clinical Laboratories:  10 days

Reference Range Normal: Not Detected

Linear range = 10 IU/mL to 1.0 x 109  IU/mL (1 log to 9 log)
This test requires a dedicated specimen, and cannot be added-on to specimens already in the laboratory.

Orders on Transplant recipients and/or living donors are sent to Mayo Clinic Laboratories for testing.

All other testing is performed in-house at McLendon Clinical Laboratories. 

Reviewed by jcarr on December 08, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514