- Patient Preparation
- Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), plasma preparation tube, or serum separator tube.
- Specimen Preparation
- Separate serum or EDTA plasma from cells within 4 hours. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.7 mL)
PPT: Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours. Transport 1 mL plasma in original container. (Min: 0.7 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Heparinized specimens.
- PPT: On Cells: Ambient: 2 hours. After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -20°C: 72 hours; Frozen at -70°C: 4 months All others: On cells: Ambient 4 hours. After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -20 °C: 72 hours; Frozen at -70°C: 4 months
If Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantitative bDNA is greater than or equal to 2.8 log IU/mL, then Hepatitis C Virus Genotype by PCR & Sequencing will be added. Additional charges apply.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
|0051812||HCV RNA Quant bDNA Interpretation|
|0051823||HCV RNA Quant bDNA, Log|
|2002645||HCV RNA Quant bDNA, IU|