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Hepatitis C Antibody

Mnemonic

HEP C AB

Synonym

HCvAb - HCAb

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP. Immediately refrigerate (2-8°C).

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum (0.6 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or plasma specimens, specimens with microbial contamination

Stability

BEFORE SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 24 hours, Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon-Sat

Reported

24-48 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Non-reactive

CPT Codes

86803

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2021 09:30:05 PM


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