Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody, Second Generation

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: HCV AB
POE DESCRIPTION: HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY; HEP C AB; HCV AB
CPT CODE: 86803
DAYS PERFORMED: Monday-Saturday
TURNAROUND TIME: 1-2 days
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, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 mL blood (1 mL serum)
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE: No Hepatitis C antibody detected
METHODOLOGY:

Chemiluminescent