Hepatitis C Antibody with Reflex to HCV RNA - EOHS and Safe Child Only

Abbrev Code:HCVEHS   
Order Code:LAB7077  
Synonyms:HCV Antibody; HepC; Hep C; RIBA; HCVAB
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay; Real-time PCR
CPT Codes: 86803 x1, 87522 x1
Test Includes:Hepatitis C antibody with reflex to Hepatitis C RNA, Quantitation if positive.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 4 days.
Special Instructions:For Employee Occupational Health Services and Pediatric Emergency Department and Safe Child Program Clinic only.
All others see Hepatitis C Screen with Reflex to HCV RNA Quantitation and HCV Genotype (HCVSR).

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; turbidity. Heparin tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and leave sample in serum separator tube. If collected in a red (no gel) or purple (EDTA) tube, aliquot 1.5 mL, 0.9 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Architect A) 

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