2019 Spring Bank Holiday Service Availablity

Liver Laboratories Spring Bank Holiday service availability

Please note that there will be limited Liver Pathology services available on the Spring Bank Holiday Monday as follows:

Monday 27th May:
will provide a limited service for immunosuppressive drug measurement.

All services will resume as normal on Tuesday 28th May

test-icon HBV Drug Resistance Mutation

Purpose of Test: The HBV Drug Resistance Mutation Screen is used to detect anti-viral resistance mutations in patients undergoing treatment for HBV infection by the determination of nucleotide mutations that lead to amino acid changes responsible for resistance to HBV antiviral drugs.
Method: The HBV Drug Resistance Mutation Screen is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification and direct sequencing test.
Minimum Sample Requirements: 1.5mLs EDTA plasma preferred or serum.
Limit of Detection (LOD)/RANGE OF QUANTITATION: LOD 200 IU/mL. It is recommended that only samples with a VL >/= 200 IU/mL be referred for testing; samples with a lower VL may be sent but amplification cannot be guaranteed.
contact-icon Contacts
Hepatitis Testing Service: kch-tr.LiverHTS@nhs.net
Contact Lab for any queries.