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Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantitative bDNA with Reflex to Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantitative, Real-Time PCR (INACTIVE as of 02/17/2015: Refer to 0098268)
2002682
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HCVBD QTR
Methodology
Quantitative Branched Chain DNA/Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon, Thu
Reported
3-12 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), plasma preparation tube, or serum separator tube. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or EDTA plasma from cells within 4 hours. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)
PPT: Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours. Transport 2 mL plasma in original container. (Min: 1.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
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 
Reference Interval
Available Separately
Components
Reference Interval
0051811Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantitative bDNA (INACTIVE as of 02/17/2015: Refer to 0098268)Not detected
0098268Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative PCRNot Detected

Interpretive Data
Refer to individual components.

Note
If Hepatitis C Quantitative bDNA is less than 2.8 log IU/mL, then Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantitative, Real-Time PCR will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
87522; if reflexed, add additional 87522
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0051812HCV RNA Quant bDNA Interpretation48576-3
0051823HCV RNA Quant bDNA, Log42617-1
2002645HCV RNA Quant bDNA, IU29609-5
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Aliases
  • HCV quantitative
  • HCV reflex
  • HCV viral load
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • Signal amplification
  • Viral load monitoring