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Test ID: HCVDX    
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody with Reflex to HCV RNA by PCR, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of recent or chronic hepatitis C virus infection in symptomatic patients

 

This test is not offered as a screening or confirmatory test for hepatitis C virus (HCV) for blood, human cells, or tissue donors.

 

This test profile is not useful for detection or diagnosis of acute HCV, since HCV antibodies may not be detectable until after 2 months following exposure and HCV RNA testing is not performed on specimens with negative anti-HCV screening test results. Initial testing using: HCVQN / Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR), Serum is recommended for detection of HCV infection in such patients.

Highlights

This diagnostic test is indicated for testing symptomatic individuals that may or may not have risk factors for a hepatitis C virus infection.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HCVQNHCV RNA Detect/Quant, SYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody screen is reactive, then HCV RNA by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) will be performed at an additional charge.

  

See Hepatitis C: Testing Algorithm for Screening and Diagnosis in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

HCV Ab w/Reflex to HCV PCR, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Anti-HCV (Hepatitis C Virus)
HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) Antibody
HCV Antibody
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C Ab (Reflex to PHCV)
Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis
HCVDX