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Test ID HCVDX Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody with Reflex to HCV RNA, PCR, Symptomatic, Serum


Ordering Guidance


This test is not intended for testing asymptomatic individuals (ie, screening purposes). For testing such patients with or without risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, order HCSRN / Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody Screen with Reflex to HCV RNA, PCR, Asymptomatic, Serum.

 

For testing autopsy/cadaver or hemolyzed specimens, order HCCAD / Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Screen for Cadaveric or Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum for asymptomatic individuals or HCCDD / Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Cadaveric or Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum for symptomatic individuals.

 

For patients with acute or recent HCV infections (<3 months from time of exposure) or  are repeatedly reactive by screening tests and should be confirmed by a more HCV-specific test, order HCVQN / Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Detection and Quantification, Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR), Serum.



Shipping Instructions


If shipment will be delayed for >24 hours, freeze serum at -70° C until shipment on dry ice.



Necessary Information


Date of collection is required.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions (eg, centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

2. Aliquot serum into plastic vial.


Useful For

Diagnosis of recent or chronic hepatitis C virus infection in symptomatic patients

 

This test is not offered as a screening or confirmatory test for hepatitis C virus (HCV) for blood, human cells, or tissue donors.

 

This test profile is not useful for detection or diagnosis of acute HCV, since HCV antibodies may not be detectable until after 2 months following exposure and HCV RNA testing is not performed on specimens with negative anti-HCV screening test results.

Testing Algorithm

If hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody screen is reactive, then HCV RNA by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) will be performed at an additional charge.

  

See Hepatitis C: Testing Algorithm for Screening and Diagnosis in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CIA)

Reporting Name

HCV Ab w/Reflex to HCV PCR, S

Specimen Type

Serum SST

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  5 days

Reference Values

Negative

See Viral Hepatitis Serologic Profiles in Special Instructions.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86803        

87522-(if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HCVDX HCV Ab w/Reflex to HCV PCR, S 40726-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HCVA4 HCV Ab, S 40726-2

NY State Approved

Yes

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
HCVQN HCV RNA Detect/Quant, S Yes No

Highlights

This diagnostic test is indicated for testing symptomatic individuals that may or may not have risk factors for a hepatitis C virus infection.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.