Hepatitis C Antibody


Sunquest Code:HCVAB  
Epic Code:LAB868Epic Name:Hepatitis C Antibody
Synonyms:HCV Antibody; HepC; Hep C; RIBA; HCVAB
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
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Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day
Associated Links:

Hep C Screening with Reflex Cascade Algorithm



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Blue Na Citrate, 3.2% - fill to fill line on tube, Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Collection Instructions:Serum is preferred. EDTA, heparinized or citrated plasma will be accepted. Serum is the only acceptable sample for neonates.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis, turbidity


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and leave sample in serum separator tube. If necessary, aliquot 0.4 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated or frozen temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Non-reactive. Assay performance characteristics have not been established for newborns, infants or children.
Use:For the in vitro qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibody to Hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in human serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA and sodium citrate). For screening only, if reflex testing is desired, see Hepatitis C Screen with Reflex to HCV RNA Quantitation and HCV Genotype (HCVSR).


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