Test Catalog

Test ID: HCVSP    
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody Screen Prenatal, Serum

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

Screening of pregnant women for hepatitis C in primary care settings, with or without risk factors for hepatitis C 

This test should not be used as a screening 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.


This test is intended for screening all women who are pregnant for hepatitis C during each pregnancy and to report positive results to the applicable local communicable disease surveillance agencies.

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
HCVRPHCV RNA Detect/Quant Prenatal, 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 testing 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 (CIA)

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


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

HCV Ab Scrn Prenatal, 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
Hepatitis C antibody