Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 11, 2019 @ 10:13 am

2304

Hepatitis C Virus Antibody

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Blue Top (Na Citrate)
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Green Top (Na Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • For patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (>5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be collected until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
  • Minimize air exposure
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
Stability:Ambient: 3 Day(s); Refrigerated: 3 Week(s); Frozen: 3 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay, Sandwich (ECLIA)
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86803
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : negative

ANTI-HCV INTERPRETIVE NOTES:
NEGATIVE: NO SEROLOGIC EVIDENCE OF CURRENT OR PAST HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION.

POSITIVE: IF ANTI-HCV POSITIVE IS A TRUE POSITIVE, THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH CURRENT OR PAST HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION. AT LEAST 70% OF THESE PATIENTS ARE OR WILL BECOME CHRONIC CARRIERS OF HEPATITIS C, WITH RISK OF CHRONIC ACTIVE HEPATITIS, CIRRHOSIS, AND/OR HEPATOMA. ANTI-HCV IS NOT PROTECTIVE. PATIENTS POSITIVE FOR ANTI-HCV SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INFECTIVE FOR HEPATITIS C. TEST FOR HCV RNA TO IDENTIFY CURRENT INFECTION.

Biotin in specimens taken from patients on high-dose biotin therapy or supplements may intefere with this test and cause inaccurate test results. It is recommended that for patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (> 5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be collected until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Components:
  • 2304 - ANTI-HCV
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