Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA, Qualitative, NAA With Reflex to Quantitative PCR

CPT: 87521. If reflex testing is performed, concomitant CPT codes/charges will apply.
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Test Details

Use

To detect or confirm hepatitis C virus infection; reflex test will determine the quantity of hepatitis C virus (IU/mL) in HCV-positive specimens.

Methodology

Nucleic acid amplification (NAA)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Plasma or serum, frozen

Volume

4 mL

Minimum Volume

2 mL

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.

Causes for Rejection

Specimen not frozen; PPT™ not centrifuged

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
550840 HCV RNA NAA Qual rfx to Quant 11259-9 550841 HCV RNA NAA Qualitative 11259-9
Reflex Table for HCV RNA NAA Qualitative
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 550312 HCV Real-Time, PCR, Quant 550036 Hepatitis C Quantitation IU/mL 11011-4
Reflex 2 000000 550321 000000 IU/mL 11011-4
Reflex Table for HCV RNA NAA Qualitative
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 550312 HCV Real-Time, PCR, Quant 550036 Hepatitis C Quantitation IU/mL 11011-4
Reflex 2 000000 550322 000000 38180-6
Reflex Table for HCV RNA NAA Qualitative
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 550312 HCV Real-Time, PCR, Quant 550041 log 10 log10 IU/mL 38180-6
Reflex Table for HCV RNA NAA Qualitative
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 550312 HCV Real-Time, PCR, Quant 550309 Test Information: N/A
Reflex Table for HCV RNA NAA Qualitative
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 550312 HCV Real-Time, PCR, Quant 000000 Serial Monitoring N/A

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