Hepatitis C Virus RNA Qualitative (View in report form.)
|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: ||HCVRNA QL|
|POE DESCRIPTION: ||HEPATITIS C RNA QUAL; HCVRNAQL|
|CPT CODE: ||87521|
|TEST INFORMATION: ||The test is used to qualitatively determine the presence of Hepatitis C Virus RNA.|
|DAYS PERFORMED: ||Wednesday|
|TURNAROUND TIME: ||1-7 days|
|SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: ||Specimen must be received by the laboratory no later than 0700 on the day the test is to be performed.|
|CONTAINER TYPE: |
Red top Vacutainer® tube or SST TM tube
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: ||Blood (serum)|
|REJECTION CRITERIA: ||
Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, specimen not frozen within 6 hours of collection, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
|MINIMUM VOLUME: ||5 mL blood (1 mL serum)|
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: ||
Serum must be separated from clot and frozen at minus 70°C within 6 hours of specimen collection.
|REFERENCE RANGE: ||
50 copies/mL Hepatitis C Virus RNA detected
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST: ||A negative result does not rule out infection with Hepatitis C virus.|
|METHODOLOGY: ||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).|
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||HCV RNA|
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