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  • Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Quantitative PCR, Plasma

    Test Name:Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Quantitative PCR, Plasma
    Epic Order Code:LAB887  
    CPT Code:87522  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma, 2.0 mL  
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Saturday
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     Routine: 2 - 4 days
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation required. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma from the red cells. Store and transport at room temperature up to 24 hours. If longer storage is required, store and transport at -20° C up to 5 days.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent volume, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:See patient report.
    Additional Information:Assessment of HCV-RNA levels in patients undergoing antiviral therapy provides important information for measuring treatment response, which may aid in response guided treatment.