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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA, Qualitative, NAA

CPT: 87521
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Special Instructions

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


Expected Turnaround Time

2 - 4 days


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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


Test Details


Use

Detect or confirm hepatitis C virus infection


Methodology

Nucleic acid amplification (NAA)


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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