Hepatitis C Screen
HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY
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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.
Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Transport specimen to laboratory within 8 hours of collection. Alternatively, centrifuge specimen, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.
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.