40710:HEPATITIS C VIRUS ANTIBODY (ANTI-HCV)

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40710:HEPATITIS C VIRUS ANTIBODY (ANTI-HCV)
Alias Names: Anti-HCV
Methodology: Chemiluminescence (CL)
Edit Date: 11/14/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 86803
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube. Patients need not be fasting and no special preparations are necessary.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Allow no more than two freeze/thaw cycles. If other testing is ordered, send a separate specimen for this test.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: The presence of these antibodies indicate that a blood product donor or patient has been infected with HCV, may harbor infectious HCV, and may be capable of transmitting non-A, non-B hepatitis.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; heat-inactivation; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 48 hours after collection.

Negative.