HCV Quant PCR Confirmatory Reflex to Genotyping


Abbrev Code:HCVPCRRFX   
Order Code:LAB6673Order Name:Hepatitis C Screen Reflex to HCV RNA Quant and Genotype
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay, molecular
CPT Codes: 87522 x1, 87522 x1, 87902 x1, 87902 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days. Reactive results are sent to the reference lab for genotyping Sun-Sat and reported within 5-8 days.
Associated Links:

Hepatitis C Screening with Reflex Cascade Algorithm



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:3.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel) & purple (EDTA)
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 (LAB6672, LAB6673 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 analyze 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 Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory 


Interpretive

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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