Hepatitis C Antibody

Last Modified: 9/3/2019 8:02:15 AM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:
Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 365 days
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Patient should discontinue taking Biotin, Vitamin B7, or Vitamin H 48 hours before getting blood drawn.
Specimen Requirements:

5.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube

Collection Instructions: Submission of minimum specimen requirements may be insufficient if confirmatory testing needed
Minimum Volume: 4.0 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Refrigerated

24 hours Unspun
Reference Range:


Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR with Reflex to Qualitative TMA (HPCQN) will be ordered and CPT 87522 charged if Hepatitis C Antibody result is borderline or positive.
Patients taking vitamin supplements containing dose of >5 mg/day may have falsely decreased test results generated.


Methodology: Chemiluminescence
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: HEPC3
EPIC Test Code: IMO426
Alternate Test Names: Anti HCV; HCV; HCV Screen; Hep C; HEP C IGG; Hepatitis C Antibody IgG
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86803

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