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 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2.5 mL serum 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 Components Reference Interval  
2002483 Hepatitis C Virus Antibody by CIA Negative  
 Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Index 0.79 IV or less Negative
  0.80 to 0.99 IV 0.80 to 0.99 IV Equivocal
  1.00 to 10.99 IV Low Positive
  11.00 IV or greater High Positive
0098268 Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative PCR Not 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.
CPT Code(s)
86803; if reflexed add 87522
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020099Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Interp13955-0
2002404Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Index48159-8
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