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HCV RNA,QN,REAL TIME PCR

Test Number:
  • 7931
Test Alias:
  • 2340
Preferred Specimen:
  • PLASMA
Container Type:
  • EDTA/LAVENDER TOP
Alternative Specimen:
  • SERUM FROM AN SST OR RED TOP TUBE (NO GEL)
Volume:
  • 3 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • ALTERNATIVE SPECIMEN: Serum collected in a Serum Separator Tube (SST®) or red-top tube (no gel). Transfer to a plastic screw-cap vial and refrigerate. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Frozen or refrigerated plasma collected in two PPT EDTA (white-top) tubes. 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 to a plastic screw-cap vial and freeze or refridgerate.
Transport Temperature:
  • REFRIDGERATED (COLD PACKS)
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 72 hours
  • Refrigerated: 14 days
  • Frozen: 42 days
Methodology:
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
CPT Code:
  • 87522
Reject Criteria:
  • Unspun Serum Separator Tube (SST®) or red-top tube • Unspun PPT tube
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 4 DAYS

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