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Hepatitis C antibody with reflex to HCV PCR

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB868

 

Synonyms: 

Anti-HCV

Methodology: 

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Sun

Reported: 

1 day for routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.

For HCV PCR, serum must be separated from the clot within 24 hours.  Serum is stable for 3 days, refrigerated.

 

Notes: 

HCV RNA PCR will reflexively be added to all positive results. Low positive antibody results are less likely to be true positives.

An Index of <5 : Low Positive Sample; Index >> or =5 is a High Positive result.

Reference Interval: 

Negative.  See values with interpretation. 

CPT Code(s): 

86803

Last Changed: 

11/27/2017 4:17 PM

Last Reviewed: 

11/27/2017 4:18 PM