Hepatitis C Virus Antibody by CIA
2002483
Ordering Recommendation
Screen for hepatitis C virus infection in at-risk individuals.
Mnemonic
HCV AB
Methodology
Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens containing particulate material. Severely hemolyzed, heat-inactivated, or lipemic specimens. Heparinized plasma.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Negative  
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).
 
Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Index
Negative 0.79 IV or less
Equivocal 0.80 to 0.99 IV
Low Positive 1.00 to 10.99 IV
High Positive 11.00 IV or greater
Index Value (IV) = Anti-​HCV signal to cutoff (S/C)
Note
For both low-positive and high-positive anti-HCV screening results, ARUP recommends collecting a new specimen and testing for Hepatitis C RNA by PCR to rule out active infection.
CPT Code(s)
86803
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020099Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Interp13955-0
2002404Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Index48159-8
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Aliases
  • Anti-HCV
  • HCV Ab
  • HCV Antibody
  • HCVAB, Serum
  • Hepatitis C Viral Antibody, Serum
  • non-A, non-B Hepatitis