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HBV DNA Test Overview

Hepatitis B virus is one of the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. HBV is a DNA virus that is transmitted primarily through blood exposure and sexual contact, and from mothers to their children.
This test quantifies HBV DNA in the blood of the patient
HBV DNA quantification is useful before starting treatment and thereafter to monitor treatment response.

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Summary Price Of HBV DNA Test

We are a trusted lab, offering HBV DNA Test with a transparent pricing structure.

The cost of HBV DNA Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of HBV DNA Test ranges from ₹200 to ₹7300.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹6,000
  • Delhi: ₹2,000
  • Mumbai: ₹6,900
  • Pune: ₹6,000

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Frequently Asked Questions

HBV dna test is done for determining hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA quantity in serum of patients. 
It is used to monitor disease progression and response to treatment
Is useful to monitor progression of disease & treatment in mutant HBV infections

Quantification of HBV DNA in serum by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

HBV dna test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer.

HBV DNA viral load is valuable in diagnosis of chronic hepatitis along with ALT levels : 
It is also useful in monitoring response to therapy:
Case 1. HBeAg positive:
        a. ALT levels normal - Treatment not recommended. Monitor HBV DNA & ALT levels every 6 months &      
            HbeAG every 12 months
        b. ALT levels high but less than 2 times normal. Exclude other causes of ALT elevation, assess disease 
            severity by non-invasive tests and or liver biopsy. Monitor after 6 months, if ALT persists  then treat
        c. ALT >= to 2 times normal and HBV DNA> 20000 IU/mL then treat. If HBV DNA 2000-20000 IU/mL then 
            monitor after 6 months, if ALT persists then treat
Case 2. HBeAg negative:
         a. ALT levels normal - HBV DNA < 2000 IU/mL- Do not treat. If HBV DNA >= 2000 IU/mL then monitor every 
            3 months for year and then every 6 months
         b.  ALT levels high but less than 2 times - exclude other causes of elevation. Test for disease severity. If ALT 
              above normal with HBV DNA>= 2000 IU/mL then treat
          c. If ALT >= 2 times than normal and HBV DNA> 2000 IU/mL than treat.  If less than 2000 IU/mL exclude 
             other causes of ALT elevation. If ALT levels & DNA >= 2000 IU/ mL persists than treat

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