Sample must be spun and the serum separated and placed in plastic transfer vial within 6 hours of collection.
Hospital clients submitting a request for this assay on an outpatient with Medicare should complete and submit a Molecular Medical billing request form along with the sample.
Refrigerated (acceptable) - 24 hours
Cobas Ampliprep/Cobas TaqMan48 (HCV IVD, Roche)
If a Hepatitis C antibody with reflex (527/86803.2) is ordered, it is not necessary to order this assay, as any low positive result for the Hepatitis C antibody will automatically reflex to an HCV RNA (2242) at an additional charge.