Screen for the presence on Hepatitis C specific antibody. A reactive/positive Hepatitis C antibody test indicates either acute infection, chronic infection, or resolved past infection. Any reactive anti-HCV result will reflex to a confirmatory Hepatitis C Virus RNA by PCR, Quantitative (QHCV) assay to determine if there is ongoing infection.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
- Anti-Hepatitis C
- HCV Antibody
- Hepatitis C Screen
- Post-transfusion Hepatitis
- HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
TAT may exceed 1 hour.
Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.
All specimens positive with an s/c ratio between 1.00 and 10.99 are weakly reactive and require confirmation before being considered a positive test. Any reactive anti-HCV result will reflex to a confirmatory Hepatitis C Virus RNA by PCR, Quantitative (QHCV) assay to determine if there is ongoing infection. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.