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Hepatitis C virus by RT-PCR, quantitative

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB887

 

Synonyms: 

HCV Quantitative PCR, Serum

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR (Roche COBAS AmpliPrep v2.0)

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 6.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 3.0 mL.
Handling: Serum must be separated from the cells within 24 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Changes in HCV viral load of <0.5 log10 IU/mL may not be significant. Lower limit of detection varies with genotype.

<0.5 log10 may not be significant.>The quantitative range of this assay is 1.2 - 8.0 log10 IU/mL (15- 100,000,000 IU/mL).

CPT Code(s): 

87522

Last Changed: 

8/22/2017 10:17:56 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 10:17:56 AM