Hepatitis C Virus RNA Qualitative PCR
0098264
 
Ordering Recommendation
Not recommended. Order Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantitative, Real-Time PCR (0098268).
Mnemonic
HEP C PCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), plasma preparation tube (PPT), or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 6 hours. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
On cells: Ambient: 6 hours. After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 4 months  
Reference Interval
Not Detected
Interpretive Data
The lower limit of detection is 100 IU/mL.

An internal control monitors the specimen for inadequate specimen extraction or for the presence of inhibitors in the specimen. False positive results may occur. A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or hepatitis C virus RNA concentrations below the limit of detection by the assay.

This assay should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).
Note
CPT Code(s)
87521
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0098264Hepatitis C Virus RNA Qualitative PCR
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Cross References
  • HCV Qualitative PCR