Hepatitis C Virus Antibody by CIA with Reflex to HCV by Quantitative PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Preferred reflex test for screening and confirming HCV in at-risk individuals. If positive, reflexes to quantitative HCV PCR to confirm HCV infection.

Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay/Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Within 48 hrs
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens containing particulate material. Severely hemolyzed, heat-inactivated, or lipemic specimens. Heparinized plasma. 
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 weeks (avoid freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Available Separately
Reference Interval
2002483Hepatitis C Virus Antibody by CIANegative
Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Index0.79 IV or lessNegative
0.80 to 0.99 IV0.80 to 0.99 IV Equivocal
1.00 to 10.99 IVLow Positive
11.00 IV or greaterHigh Positive
0098268Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative PCRNot Detected

Interpretive Data
This assay should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).

If the anti-HCV screening result is low positive or high positive, the Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative PCR will be added. Additional charges apply. Performed and Reported times indicated are for the antibody screening portion of this test. Refer to Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative PCR (0098268) for additional information regarding Performed or Reported times, Interpretive Data, and Notes for the reflex portion of this test.
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CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020099Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Interp13955-0
2002404Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Index48159-8
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