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Test Name: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Quantitative, Real-time PCR
Test Code: 550080
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: Hepatitis C Quantitation
Specimen Requirements: Serum or plasma, 2.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or plasma preparation tube (PPT(TM))
Collection Instructions: Centrifuge sample within 24 hours of collection. Transfer serum/plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube. Ship frozen (preferred). Plasma from a PPT(TM) can be frozen and shipped in situ. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMEN FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.
Stability: Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate. Stable at room temperature for 24 hours or refrigerated for 72 hours. Stable frozen for six weeks.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: This procedure does not provide serial monitoring; it is intended for one-time use only. If serial monitoring is required, please order 550070 HCV RT-PCR, Quant (Graph).
Methodology: Cobas(R) AmpliPrep/Cobas(R) TaqMan(R) HCV Test v 2.0