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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Quantitative, RNA PCR (Graphical) With Reflex to Genotyping
- HCV Real-time PCR (Graphical) With Reflex to Genotype
- HCV RNA Quantitation (Graphical) With Reflex to Genotype
Quantitation of hepatitis C virus with reflex to HCV genotype if viral load is >1000 IU/mL
The quantifiable range of the assay is 15 IU/mL to 100,000,000 IU/mL.
Cobas® AmpliPrep/Cobas® TaqMan® HCV Test v 2.0. See Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotyping, Nonreflex  for more information.
Serum or plasma
1 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Centrifuge sample within 24 hours of collection. Transfer serum/plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube. Ship frozen (preferred). Plasma from a PPT™ can be frozen and shipped in situ. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit a separate frozen specimen for each test requested.
Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate. Stable at room temperature for 24 hours or refrigerated for 72 hours. Stable frozen for six weeks.
Causes for Rejection
Incorrect anticoagulant; PPT™ not centrifuged
Submit the patient's Social Security number for serial monitoring. To order this test without the serial monitor service, use test 550090.