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

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.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum SST

Advisory Information

This test is not intended for testing symptomatic individuals (ie, diagnostic purposes). For testing such patients with or without risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, order HCVDX / Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody with Reflex to HCV RNA by PCR, Serum.

 

For testing autopsy/cadaver or hemolyzed specimens, order HCCAD / Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Screen for Cadaveric or Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum for asymptomatic individuals or HCCDD / Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Cadaveric or Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum for symptomatic individuals.

 

Specimens that are repeatedly reactive by screening tests should be confirmed by a more HCV-specific test. Order HCVQN / Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR).

Shipping Instructions

If shipment will be delayed for more than 24 hours, freeze serum at -70 degrees C until shipment on dry ice.

Necessary Information

Date of collection is required

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions (eg, centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

2. Aliquot serum into plastic vial.

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

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Serum SSTFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 5 days