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Overview Brief

Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping test aids in the classification of the HBV virus into one of the nine recognized genotypes. (1)

What is Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping?

Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping uses sequence analysis of the DNA polymerase gene to classify HBV into one of the nine genotypes. Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping aids in the right diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis infection. (1)

Why is Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping Suggested?

Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping is suggested to

  • Identify the genotype of the HBV virus.
  • Identify sequence polymorphisms in BCP and coding regions of the HBV precore gene.

How is Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping Performed?

Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping is performed using PCA and DNA sequencing.

  • An intravenous blood sample is collected.
  • The sample is tested in the lab to classify the DNA of the HBV.

Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping is also called as HBV PreCore mutations. (1)

What are the Parameters Measured in Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping?

Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping classifies HBV virus into nine genotypes.

Preparation before the Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping

There is no prior preparation required before Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping.

  • Inform allergies, chronic ailments, and other health issues to your doctor.
  • Follow the advice of the doctor about taking food and medicines before Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping.

Post-care after Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping

The patient just gives a small sample for Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping.

  • If you have pain or discomfort after the test, inform your doctor.
  • Rest for a few hours, if you feel lightheaded or dizzy.

Sample Types in Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping

Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping is performed using only one sample.

  • A blood sample collected from the veins.

Side-effects of Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping?

Hepatitis B Virus – Genotyping does not need hospitalization.

  • Slight pain or discomfort.
  • Risk of infection.

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