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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody with Reflex to HCV RNA by PCR, Serum

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Test Description
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody with Reflex to HCV RNA by PCR, Serum
Synonym(s)

Anti-HCV (Hepatitis C Virus); HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) Antibody; HCV Antibody; Hepatitis C; Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis; Hepatitis C Ab

Test ID
HCVR
General Information

Useful for:



  • Preferred reflex test for screening and confirming HCV in at-risk individuals

  • If positive, reflexes to HCV NAAT to confirm infection.

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Requirements

SST

Required Information

Date of collection is required

Stability

  • Refrigerated: 6 days

  • Frozen: 84 days

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

  • Gross hemolysis

  • Gross lipemia

  • Gross icterus

Department (code)

Chemistry

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay ECLIA

Estimated TAT

0-2 days, if reflexed add 1-3 days.

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday

Retention

14 days

CPT Code(s)

86803, 87522 (if reflexed)

Additional Information
Minimum Sample Volume

1.5 mL

Reflex Conditions

If hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody screen is reactive, then Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) will be performed at an additional charge.

Performing Lab

Incyte

LOINC Code(s)

48159-8 index, 13955-0 interp