|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:||HCVRNA QT|
|TEST INFORMATION:||The test includes quantitative detection of Hepatitis C virus RNA.|
|TURNAROUND TIME:||1-7 days|
Specimen must be received by the Microbiology laboratory no later than 0700 on the day the test is to be performed. This test cannot be added onto an existing molecular test.
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, specimen not appropriately labeled.
2 mL blood (1 mL serum)
Store at 2 - 30C until received by the laboratory. Serum must be separated from the clot and frozen at -20C within 6 hours of specimen collection.
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST:|
A specimen with a result of "<12 IU/ml" cannot be presumed to be negative for HCV RNA
Real Time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
Linearity of the assay is between 12 and 100,000,000 IU/ml
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||Quantitative HCV RNA; HCV Quantitative; Hep C Viral Load|