Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR

Additional Tests Offered (Per Consultation)

TURN AROUND TIME

2-4 Calendar Days

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR
Test Description
Useful in monitoring therapy and/or disease progression. Reportable range is 15 to 100,000,000 IU/mL (1.18-8.00 Log IU/mL).
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

HCV RNA,QUANTITATIVE

64

Method Description
  • Real Time PCR
FDA Cleared / Approved
No
CPT Code(s)
  • 87522
STAT Allowed
No
Draw Status

Living

Sample Volume
Minimum Sample Volume
  • 0.8 mL. 2 samples with 0.4mL
Preferred Sample Volume
  • 3 mL. 2 samples with 1.5mL
Sample Type
Acceptable
  • Plasma PPT
  • Serum - Red Top Tube
  • Serum - Serum Separator Tube
Preferred
  • Plasma, EDTA - Lavender Top Tube
Sample Stability
  • Ambient - 72 hours
  • Frozen - 42 days
  • Refrigerated 2-8°C - 14 days
Transport
Refrigerated
Notes
Separate plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation at 800 to 1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature. Transfer to a plastic screw-cap vial and freeze or refrigerate.Unspun serum separator tubes, red-top tubes, or PPT tubes are unacceptable.Patient should not be on heparin therapy.