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Nucleic Acid test for HIV, HCV & HBV (NAT testing)

Test Code:

BA0340

Synonym(s):

 

Specimen Container

​EDTA tube

Specimen Requirement

​Whole Blood EDTA
6 mL

Specimen Storage / Transport

​Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not centrifuge or freeze. Sample should reach the laboratory as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours after collection.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

​1 - 3 days

Reference Value(s)

Limit of Detection for HIV-1 Group M: 25.7 IU/mL
Limit of Detection for HIV-1 Group O: 8.2 copies/mL
Limit of Detection for HIV-2: 4.0 IU/mL
Limit of Detection for HCV Test: 7.0 IU/mL
Limit of Detection for HBV Test: 1.4 IU/mL​

Testing Laboratory Location

NUH

Laboratory

​Molecular Diagnosis Centre

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

​Mon - Fri: 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs
Sat: 0800 hrs - 1230 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

No

Downtime Form

Additional Information

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Keywords

Nucleic Acid test for HIV, HCV & HBV (NAT testing) BA0340
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