Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA, Qualitative, NAA

CPT: 87521
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Test Details

Use

Detect or confirm hepatitis C virus infection

Methodology

Nucleic acid amplification (NAA)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Plasma or serum, frozen

Volume

1.5 mL

Minimum Volume

600 μL

Container

Plasma preparation tube (PPT) or screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport tube

Collection

Collect specimen in gel-barrier tube, PPT™, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a polypropylene screw-cap tube and freeze. Snap-cap or Pop-top tubes should be avoided and may result in specimen rejection. Ship frozen. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Freeze.

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

3 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

6 months

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x5

Causes for Rejection

PPT™ not centrifuged

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Please submit a separate frozen sample for each frozen test ordered.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
550713 HCV RNA NAA Qualitative 11259-9 550714 HCV RNA NAA Qualitative 11259-9

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