Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

Screen for presence of Hepatitis C specific antibody. A reactive/positive Hepatitis C antibody test indicates either acute infection, chronic infection, or resolved past infections.

Reference Range *


* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
TXP Pre-Transplant Hepatitis C Antibody
Chemical Pathology
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

STAT Limitations

TAT may exceed 1 hour.

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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.

Alternate Specimen
Red top tube; Green top tube (heparinized plasma); Lavendar Top Tube (EDTA plasma)
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Storage Temperature
Specimen may be stored at room temperature up to 8 hours; specimen should be frozen if assay will not be completed within 72 hours of collection.
Additional Information

All specimens positive with an s/c ration between 1.00 and 10.99 are weakly reactive and require confirmation before being considered a positive test. To Confirm testing a separate order for Hepatitis C Virus RNA by PCR, Quantitative (QHCV) assay is required to determine if there is ongoing infection.

CPT Code
Fee Code
5198-7, 13955-0