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Test ID: HCVRP    
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Detection and Quantification, Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR, Prenatal, Serum

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

Detection of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection before the appearance of HCV antibodies in serum (ie, <2 months from exposure) in women who are pregnant

 

Detection and confirmation of chronic HCV infection in women who are pregnant

 

Quantification of HCV RNA in serum of women who are pregnant for monitoring disease progression of chronic HCV infection (HCV antibody-positive)

Highlights

This test is  reflex test for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody screen-reactive serum specimens to confirm the presence of HCV in pregnant individuals.

 

This test is suitable for diagnosis of acute HCV in women who are pregnant and are either high-risk or immunosuppressed and who may be negative for HCV antibodies.

 

This test can be used to establish a baseline HCV viral load and monitor disease progression of chronic hepatitis C in women who are pregnant.

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

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

Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

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 RNA Detect/Quant Prenatal, S

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

HCV (RT-PCR) Quantification
HCV PCR
HCV Quantification
HCV RNA
HCV RNA Quantification
HCV Viral Load
Hepatitis C RNA Quantitation
Hepatitis C Viral Load
Prenatal
Pregnant
HCVRP