Hepatitis C Ab with Reflex to PCR

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: HEPCR MAYO

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Gold Top SST (Serum Separator Tube, no anticoagulant)

Collection Volume: 5.0 mL (minimum 4.5 mL)

Cause for rejection: Gross hemolysis, Gross lipemia, or Gross icterus.
Red Top Tube is NOT acceptable.

Storage: Frozen

Availability: Sent to Reference Laboratory

Methodology: Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Special Instructions: Spin down within 6 hours of draw and refrigerate immediately. Freeze within 12 hours of draw.

If collected at an offsite location, send by a STAT Courier to Hospital lab

Lab/Phone: 38418

TAT: 1-2 days

Additional Info: If Hepatitis C Virus antibody is reactive, then Hepatitis C Virus RNA will be performed at an additional charge.

CPT Code: 86803

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