Test Catalog

Test ID: HCVL    
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Confirmation, Serum

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

Confirming the presence of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-specific IgG antibodies in serum specimens that are reactive by HCV antibody screening tests


Distinguishing between true- and false-reactive HCV antibody screening test results


This test is not intended for use as an HCV antibody screening test for blood or human cells/tissue donors


This assay is not useful for detection of early or acute hepatitis C (<2 months from exposure) as immunocompromised patients may not develop detectable HCV antibodies in blood until 6 months after infection


This assay is not useful for differentiating between past (resolved) and chronic hepatitis C


This test is indicated for individuals with reactive hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody results but undetectable HCV RNA levels.

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

This test is available as a confirmatory test for reactive Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody screening test results.


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

Line Immunoassay (LIA)

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 Confirmation, S

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

Anti-HCV Confirmation
HCV Antibody Supplemental Test