Hepatitis C Antibody

Abbrev Code:HCVAB   
Order Code:LAB868Order Name:Hepatitis C Antibody
Synonyms:HCV Antibody; HepC; Hep C; RIBA; HCVAB
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86803 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day
Associated Links:

Hep C Screening with Reflex Cascade Algorithm

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)
Collection Instructions:Serum is preferred. EDTA, or heparinized plasma will be accepted. Serum is the only acceptable sample for neonates.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis, turbidity

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and aliquot 0.4 mL, 0.1 mL minimum.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated or frozen temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 3 days at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated. Freeze aliquot sample if stored more than 7 days.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Architect A) 


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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