Ordering Recommendation

Preferred reflex test for screening and confirming HCV in at-risk individuals. If positive, reflexes to quantitative HCV NAAT to confirm HCV infection.

Mnemonic
HCV AB QR
Methodology

Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay/Quantitative Transcription Mediated Amplification

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 48 hrs
If reflexed, add 1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells within 6 hours of collection. Transfer 2.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens containing particulate material. Severely hemolyzed, heat-inactivated, or lipemic specimens. Heparinized plasma.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months (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 Equivocal
1.00 to 10.99 IV Low Positive
11.00 IV or greater High Positive
3000572 Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) by Quantitative NAAT 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).

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

If the anti-HCV screening result is low positive or high positive, the Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative NAAT will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86803; if reflexed, add 87522

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020099 Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Interp 13955-0
2002404 Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Index 48159-8
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Aliases
  • Hepatitis C Antibody with Reflex to HCV RNA Quantitative Real-Time PCR
  • Hepatitis C Antibody with Reflex to Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantitative Real-Time PCR
  • Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody With Reflex to Quantitative Real-time PCR
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody by CIA with Reflex to HCV by Quantitative NAAT