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

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

Screening for hepatitis C in primary care settings in high-risk persons with a current or past history of illicit injection drug use or a history of receiving a blood transfusion prior to 1992

 

Screening for hepatitis C in primary care settings in non-high risk persons born from 1945 through 1965

This test is not offered as a screening or confirmatory test for hepatitis C in blood or human cells/tissue donors.

 

This test profile is not useful for detection or diagnosis of acute hepatitis C virus (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 HCV antibody 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.

 

Note: In accordance with National Coverage Determination guidance, this test is indicated for asymptomatic patients born from 1945 through 1965, those with a history of injection drug use, or a history of receiving blood transfusion prior to 1992.

Highlights

This screening test is indicated for testing asymptomatic 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 the 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 Scrn 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)
Hepatitis C antibody
Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis
HCSRN