Hepatitis C Viral, RNA Qualitative

Last Modified: 10/4/2019 9:26:57 AM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Plasma from a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA in a Plastic Vial 
Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells within 6 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to sterile, plastic, screw-capped aliquot tubes and store at -18° C or colder.
Minimum Volume: 0.6 mL Plasma
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

72 hours Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
42 days Frozen


Avoid repeated freezing/thawing

Reference Range: Not Detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Transcription Mediated-Amplification (TMA)
Clinical Significance: Qualitative RNA by TMA is useful in confirming HCV infection and to assess response to therapy.
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest Diagnostic Infectious Disease
PHL Test Code: HCQLT
EPIC Test Code: IMO4218
Send Out Test Code: 37273
Alternate Test Names: HEP C QUAL BY RNA, TMA; Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Qualitative, TMA
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87521

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