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  • Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Quantitative PCR

    Test Name:Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Quantitative PCR
    Epic Order Code:LAB887
    CPT Code:87522
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum, 2.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):     
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 2 - 4 days
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. This specimen cannot be shared for other testing.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 6 hours, centrifuge the specimen and remove the plasma or serum from the red cells. Store and transport specimen at room temperature up to 24 hours. If longer storage is required, store and transport at 2-8° C up to 3 days or -10 to -70° C up to 60 days. 
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, 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.