Laboratory Test Detail

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

2698

Hepatitis C Virus Antibody with Reflex

Specimen:Collect:
  • Two SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 4 mL (Min:3 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 4 mL (Min:3 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
  • Separate from cells within 6 hours.

    Reflexes to HCV RNA Quant (test 2680) if POSITIVE. Additional charges will apply.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
Stability:Ambient: 6 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: 1 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:
  • 2698 - ANTI-HCV w/REFLEX
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