Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Quantitative, PCR, NGI QuantaSURE®

CPT: 87522
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Test Details


  • NGI HCV QuantaSURE®
  • QuantaSURE® HCV


The NGI QuantaSure® assay has a quantitative range of 2 IU/mL to 2,000,000 IU/mL or 5−5,000,000 copies/mL.


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and detection

Specimen Requirements


Serum or plasma, frozen


3.5 mL


Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, plasma preparation tube (PPT™), yellow-top (ACD) tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube


Collect whole blood in red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, PPT™, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Do not use green-top (heparin) tubes. Centrifuge specimen within six hours of collection. Remove serum or plasma, transfer specimen to a plastic screw-cap transport tube (not “pop-top” or “snap-cap”), and freeze. Ship frozen on dry ice. Note: If PPT™ is used, do not transfer plasma; centrifuge specimen in a swinging bucket rotor centrifuge and ship frozen on dry ice. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions


Causes for Rejection

Hemolysis; green-top (heparin) tube; specimen not frozen; PPT™ not centrifuged; specimen received in “pop-top” or “snap-cap” tube

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Submit a separate test request form for each specimen.


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
140639 NGI HCV QuantaSure 140539 Hepatitis C Quantitation Copies/mL 20416-4
140639 NGI HCV QuantaSure 140664 HCV log10 Log10copy/mL 47252-2
140639 NGI HCV QuantaSure 140543 HCV Quant (IU/mL) IU/mL 11011-4
140639 NGI HCV QuantaSure 140668 HCV IU log10 Log10 IU/mL 38180-6
140639 NGI HCV QuantaSure 140008 PCR Amplification + Detection N/A
140639 NGI HCV QuantaSure 140645 Test Information N/A

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