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Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantitative, Real-Time PCR

Components

Name Method Department Units
Hepatitis C RNA, Quant Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Send Out IU/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 2 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)
Frozen - 6 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and freeze

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 0.5 mL
Stability

Frozen - 4 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Heparinized specimens

Comments

Laboratory Services no longer offers a Qualitative test in-house or as a send-out test. Use this test to monitor therapy. This test should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocol, or for screening Human Cell, Tissue and Cellular Tissue based products (HCT/P)

CPT Code

  • 87522