Hepatitis C Antibody HCVAB

Method(s) Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: heparin plasma

Transport

2 mL serum at 2-8ºC. (Min: 0.5 mL but insufficient for additional testing)

Remarks

Heparin plasma may be used for the screen, but not for confirmatory testing.

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days for screen, 5 days for confirmatory assay; Frozen: 2 months

Schedule Daily (positive results may require additional testing).
Billing Code 2010053
CPTCode 86803
Notes

If this test is positive and the signal-to-cutoff ratio is less than 11.0, Hepatitis C Quantitative RNA will be performed.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative.

No Appointment Necessary
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