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Published on February 08, 2018

Hepatitis C Antibody (HCV)

SIM

50145 

CPT

86803 

Synonyms

HCV 

Specimen Type

Serum is recommended. 

Container

4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator

Collection Instructions

Spin, Separate, Refrigerate

Volume

2 ml  serum
Min: 1.0 ml

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours   Refrigerated: 7 days 

Rejection Criteria

•  If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.
•  Gross hemolysis

Reference Range

Nonreactive

Critical Value

None 

Test Includes

HCV 

Methodology

Chemiluminescent technology 

Testing Frequency

Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm (Not performed on holidays) 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2-8-18

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on February 08, 2018

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