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Hepatitis C Viral RNA Quant w/Reflex to Genotypes

Order Code CH457
Turnaround Time 24-48 hours
Test Includes

If Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative, RealTime PCR is ≥300 IU/mL, then Hepatitis C Viral RNA Genotype, LiPA will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87902).

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Serum, Plasma
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

SST (Tiger Top), EDTA (lavender)

Preferred Specimens
3 mL plasma or serum
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 72 hours
Refrigerated 14 days
Frozen 42 days
Reject Criteria

Unspun PPT tube
Unspun Serum Separator Tube (SST®)
Unspun red-top tube (no gel)
Received room temperature

Special Instructions

Separate plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation at 800 to 1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature. Transfer to a transport tube and refrigerate. Serum collected in a Serum Separator Tube (SST®) or red-top tube (no gel). Transfer to a transport tube and refrigerate.

Test Details
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Clinical Significance

Useful in monitoring response to therapy and/ or disease progression. Reportable range is 15 to 100,000,000 IU/mL (1.18-8.00 log IU/mL).

Reference Ranges

Not detected Log IU/mL