Hepatitis C antibody w/ reflex

Alphabetical Test listing

Hepatitis C antibody w/ reflex-527

  
Hepatitis C antibody w/ reflex
  
527
  
86803.2
  
HCV
  
HCQ
HCV
Hep C Aby
Anti-HCV
  
  • HCV Ab
  • Any low positive result will  reflex to an HCV RNA (2242) at an additional charge
  
Serum
  
  
4.0 mL
  
2.0 mL
  

Serum (preferred) and heparinized or EDTA plasma are acceptable for the initial testing only; plasma is NOT acceptable for HCV RNA.

If plasma is collected and the result is equivocal or reactive, a new sample will need to be collected.

  

If you collect a specimen for the HCV assay in a Gold serum separator (SST) tube Mo - Th, spin and transport it to Allina Health Laboratory the same day.

If you cannot transport the specimen on the same day as it is collected, or if the specimens are collected Fr - Su, the tube should be spun. Immediately after spinning, transfer a minimum of 1.0 mL serum/plasma each into 3 AHL False Bottom Transfer tubes and freeze. Submit all three tubes to Allina Health Laboratory with your next available courier.

If requesting Genotype (2346/LAB2346) at the same time, a separate Gold serum separator (SST) tube should be drawn, separated and frozen within 4 hours of collection in a separate Screw Cap Transfer Vial.

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
EDTA plasma
  

If you collect a specimen for the HCV assay in other than a Gold serum separator (SST) tube Mo - Th and transport to AHL the same day:

Lt green - Spin

Dk green/lavender - spin and transfer the serum/plasma to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

If you cannot transport the specimen on the same day as it is collected, or if the specimens are collected Fr - Su, the tube should be spun. Immediately after spinning, transfer a minimum of 1.0 mL serum or plasma each into 3 AHL False Bottom Transfer tubes and freeze. Submit all three tubes to Allina Health Laboratory with your next available courier.

If requesting Genotype (2346/LAB2346) at the same time, a separate Serum Gel tube should be drawn, separated and frozen within 4 hours of collection in a separate Screw Cap Transfer Vial.

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST) or

2 - 3 False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient - 3 days

Frozen - 6 months

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Mo - Sa (HCV Ab only)
  
1 - 2 days (HCV Ab only)
  

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) and Chemiflex

  

Non-reactive

  
86803
87522 (if appropriate)
  
11/30/2001
  
08/22/2019
  
02/10/2020