HCV RNA by PCR, Quantitative
HCV RNA Quantitative by PCR
HCV Viral load
Hepatitis C Viral Load
Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative Assay
Viral Load, Hepatitis C
HCV QUANTITATION, PCR
HEPATITIS C VIRUS BY PCR, QUAL
HCV RIBA Replacement Assay
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Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Measures the HCV viral load present at the time of specimen collection. Used as an aid to establish the pretreatment viral load in patients with documented, active hepatitis C infection and to monitor response to treatment.
Not Detected (<12 IU/mL HCV RNA).
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a red top, or SST or lavender tube. Centrifuge for 20 minutes at 800-1600 xg at room temperature, aliquot EDTA plasma or serum into a polypropylene plastic vial within 6 hours of collection and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage. Do not allow frozen specimens to thaw at any time during storage or transport. Specimens submitted in polystyrene tubes are not acceptable. Specimens sent for Microbiology molecular testing require a dedicated sample and cannot be shared with other laboratories.