Hepatitis C RNA, Quantitative
CATEGORY: LAB      MNEMONIC: HCVPCR/QNT
LAB: Ref
DEPT: LC
TAT: 3 days
TEST#: 550080
CPT: 87522

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SYNONYMS:
     PCR Hepatitis C, Quantitative   /   RNA Hepatitis C, PCR Quantitative   /   HCV Viral Load

PREFERRED SPECIMEN:
     7 ml Gold(gel) X2 or
     7 ml Lavender (EDTA) X2

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     Recommended specimen is 3.5 ml of serum or EDTA plasma. Collect two tall gold or lavender tubes. Ordered for the purpose of aiding treatment decisions. Separate and freeze same day as drawn, in a purple cap screw top transport tube. Specimen must remain frozen. Heparin is not an acceptable specimen.
    Repeat testing is not usually warranted for this analyte within 72 hrs.

REFERENCE RANGE:
     <43 IU/mL
     <1.63 Log IU/mL