Hepatitis C RNA, Quantitative
- Lab Name
- Hepatitis C RNA, Quant
- Lab Code
- Epic Ordering
- Hepatitis C RNA, Quantitative
The Abbott real-time FDA approved HCV assay detects and quantifies Hepatitis C virus by real-time PCR amplification with primers specific for the 5’UTR region . The RNA concentration detected with a probability of 95% or greater is 12 IU/mL (1.08 log IU/mL).
For Tissue Biopsy, Bone Marrow, Swab, or Cellular fluid (e.g.: BAL or Washing), see Hepatitis C Qualitative PCR, Tissue [HCVQLT].
For HCV genotyping, see Hepatitis C RNA Genotyping by PCR [HCPCGT].
- HCV RNA Quant, Hepatitis C by PCR, PCR-Hepatitis C, Viral Load-Hepatitis C
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction.
- Reference Range
- See individual components
Ordering & Collection
- Specimen Type
Blood: 5 mL blood in PEARL TOP tube (PPT).
Also Acceptable: 5 mL blood in GOLD SST, RED, or LAVENDAR (EDTA) tube.
Note: Separate specimens MUST be submitted when both Viral Culture or Serology and PCR testing are ordered.
Unacceptable samples: Plasma collected in sodium or lithium heparin.
- Handling Instructions
requested: 2.0 mL plasma/serum
minimum: 1 mL plasma/serum
Blood: Separate plasma/serum from whole blood within 6 hours of collection. Freeze plasma/serum at -10°C or colder and ship on dry ice. Plasma may be stored at 2-8°C (ice pack) for up to 48 hours from collection. Do not freeze/thaw.
Outside Laboratory: Ship samples on dry ice. If freezer and/or dry ice is not available, ship immediately at 2-8°C (ice pack). Shipment time must not exceed 48 hours from collection. Sample may be stored at 2-8°C (ice pack) for up to 48 hours of collection. Samples stored at 2-8°C greater than 48 hours old may be rejected. Do not freeze/thaw.
- Transport Temperature
- LIS Dept Code
- Virology, Eastlake (EVIR)
- Performing Location(s)
Other Virology, Molecular
Virology Laboratory, Ste 320
1616 Eastlake Ave E.
Seattle, WA 98102
- Monday and Thursday. Results next day.
- Available STAT?
Billing & Coding
- CPT codes