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HCV QUANT,RNA PCR W/RFX TO GENOTYPING

Test Number:
  • 2002685
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Frozen plasma
Container Type:
  • 2 EDTA/Lav or 2 PPT White or 2 PPT/Pot
Alternative Specimen:
  • Frozen serum from a no additive Red Top Tube or SST
Volume:
  • 3 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • Separate plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation at 800 to 1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature. Transfer plasma to a plastic screw-cap vial and refrigerate. Separate and freeze plasma imediately in a plastic vial, and place in a specimen bag with FROZEN SPECIMEN label applied and transport frozen.
Transport Temperature:
  • Refridgerated
Specimen Stability:
  • On Cells:
  • Ambient: 72 hours
  • After separation from cells:
  • Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 weeks
Methodology:
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
CPT Code:
  • 87522
Reject Criteria:
Reference Range:
  • HCV RNA, Quantitative, PCR: <15 IU/mL, HCV RNA, Quantitative, PCR: <1.18 Log IU/mL
Report Available:
  • 4 days

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