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Hepatitis C Quantitative, Viral Load *

SIM

20073 

CPT

87522 

Synonyms

HCV Quant ;HCV Viral Load; Hep C Viral Load; Hep C Quant; HCV RNA Quant; Hepatitis C RNA Quant; Hepatitis C Quantitative, Real-time PCR 

Specimen Type

Plasma or serum 

Container

PPT, gel-barrier tube or lavender-top (EDTA) tube.
PPT tube preferred

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

Volume: 2.5 ml.
Min. volume: 1.5 ml.

Additional Information

Determine the number of international units(IU)of hepatitis C virus(HCV)RNA per milliliter serum or plasma in known HCV-positive patients.

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

Centrifuge within six hours of collection. Do not ship frozen PPT tube, plasma must be removed and transferred to aliquot tube.

Transport Requirements

Frozen

Specimen Stability

6 weeks frozen  

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis ;green-top tube; specimen received not frozen

Reference Range

Reference Range accompanies report

CriticalValue

 

Test Includes

HCV RNA 

Methodology

COBAS® Ampliprep/ COBAS® Taqman® HCV Test v 2.0 

TestingFrequency

 

LCA

550080 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride   

Reviewed Date

2/19/2018 

Supplemental

*  Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 19, 2018

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