Hepatitis C Screen with Reflex to HCV RNA Quantitation and HCV Genotype

Abbrev Code:HCVSR   
Order Code:LAB6672Order Name:Hepatitis C Screen Reflex to HCV RNA Quant and Genotype
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay; molecular
CPT Codes: 86803 x1, 86803 x1, 87522 x1, 87522 x1, 87902 x1, 87902 x1
Test Includes:Hepatitis C Antibody Screen with reflex to Hepatitis C RNA, Quantitation, Real-Time PCR (LAB6673) and Hepatitis C Virus High Resolution Genotyping (LAB9465) if positive and HCV quant viral load is >100,000 IU/mL (log 5.0).
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 4 days for in house testing. An additional 8-10 days is required for specimens sent to reference lab for HCV genotyping
Associated Links:

Hep C Screening with Reflex Cascade Algorithm

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:3.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)
Collection Instructions:Serum is preferred. EDTA plasma is also acceptable. Serum is the only acceptable sample for neonates.
Causes for Rejection:See individual test codes (LAB868, LAB887 and LAB9465). A green (lithium heparin, gel tube is unacceptable for screening.) For a reactive HCV antibody screen, the sample must be frozen within 72 hours of collection to run the Hepatitis C RNA, Quantitation and Hepatitis C Genotyping.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and aliquot 4 mL, 1.8 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days. Freeze samples if transport time is greater than 3 days.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated or frozen temperature.
Stability:72 hours refrigerated; 4 months frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Architect A) 


Reference Range:Nonreactive. Assay performance characteristics have not been established for newborns, infants or children.
Use:Used for patients born between 1945-1965 following the CDC recommendations. Can also be used for any patient for which it is clinically recommended.

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