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Hepatitis C RNA, Quantitative

Specimen Type:

 

also known as Hepatitis C RNA PCR, HEP C PCR

Blood


MICROBIOLOGY


Specimen requirements:

2 x 7 mL tubes for each test ; SST tube type

Reference ranges:

CATEGORY

LOW  

HIGH  

UNITS  

QUANTITATIVE  

N/A

<43

>69,000,000

IU/ml

N/A

Unit of measure:

IU/ml

Ideal sample:

10 mL

Absolute minimum amount:

2 x 7 mL tubes

Method of collection:

Phlebotomy blood draw

Transportation:

N/A

Label instructions:

All samples must be labeled with time collected, patient's name, and Medical Record number.

Request test on form:

Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )

Order/entry screen(s):

Serology

Stat frequency:

N/A

Stat turn around time:

N/A

Routine frequency:

Twice a week.

Must be in by:

N/A

Routine turn around time:

7 Days

For Thornton deliver to:

Torrey Pines Laboratory, (ITL)

For Hillcrest deliver to:

Microbiology : Room 2-109

Scheduling requirements :

Accepted in Laboratory DAILY, 0800 to 1700.

Method:

Polymerase Chain Reaction - Real Time

Special Instructions:

Must be received in Virology within 1 hour of drawing time and date of draw required on request card. Quantitative Hepatitis C PCR must be ordered for Hepatitis C Genotyping to be performed. If previous genotyping has been successfully performed, genotyping will not be repeated. Low viral loads may not result in a valid genotype.

 

Results are Quantitative

SOFTLAB abbreviation:

HCVQ

Secondary code:

5155

Lab Processing Instructions:

N/A