Hepatitis C Antibody Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Communicable Disease Division
WSLH Test Code: SS00089
Availability: Test is run daily, Monday-Friday
Turn-around Time: 1-4 days
Recommended Uses: Detection of antibody to Hepatitis C virus in serum.
Contraindications: Not intended for use in screening blood or plasma donors.
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations: Routine blood draw.
Specimen Requirements: 3 ml of serum (1 ml minimum) or 7-10 ml vacutainer, no additives.
Specimen Handling & Transport: Specimens must be stored refrigerated (2-8C) and transported with frozen cool packs. Specimens must be tested within 7 days of collection unless specimens are removed from clot, red blood cells, or separator gel and stored frozen at -20C or colder.
Collection Kit/Container: Serology Specimens
Sterile Transfer Tube
Collection Instructions: Routine blood draw.
Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens that have been heat-inactivated, pooled, grossly hemolyzed, or have obvious microbial contamination. Specimens stored for more than 7 days not frozen at -20 degrees C. Cadaveric specimens or body fluids other than human serum are unacceptable.
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form B
Required Information: Laboratory regulations require the following minimum information to be provided on the requisition form for a specimen to be accepted for testing: Patient name or unique identifier; date and time of collection, patient date of birth and sex, specimen type/site of collection, test request(s), clinician name and UPIN, and address for reporting results. Please be certain that name/identifier on the form matches that on the specimen label.
Results Include: Non-reactive, reactive, or equivocal
Limitations: Assay does not distinguish between past, chronic or recent exposure to HCV. Does not distinguish between detection of IgG and IgM antibodies. Cadaveric specimens or body fluids other than human serum are unacceptable.
Additional Tests Recommended: Hepatitis C virus TMA is recommended for antibody positive patients to assess for current infection. Refer to test SS00089P for automatic reflex TMA.
Additional Comments:
Methodology: Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)
Includes: Qualitative immunoassay for detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to the Hepatitis C virus.
CPT Code: 86803
Price: $24.00
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