What is the role of DNA testing in the evaluation of hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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HBV DNA testing is also recommended when occult HBV is suspected (positive anti-HBc and negative antibody to HBsAg [anti-HBs] and HBsAg) or in cases in which all of the serologic tests are negative. [41]


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