Hepatitis C Antibody HCVAB
One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: EDTA plasma.
2 mL serum at 2-8ºC. (Min: 0.5 mL but insufficient for additional testing)
Heparin plasma may be used for the screen, but not for PCR.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days for screen, 72 hours for confirmatory assay
|Schedule||Mon-Sat (positive results may require additional testing).|
|Notes||If this test is positive and the signal-to-cutoff ratio is less than 8.0, Hepatitis C PCR will be performed.|
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