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Utah Public Health Laboratory

Hepatitis C virus Qualitative RNA

Fee: Please refer to fee schedule

Ordering Recommendation

 

Performed

Weekly

Methodology

Qualitative�Transcription-mediated�Amplification (NAAT)

Reported

2-7 Days

Specimen Required

  • Collect: Minimum of 1 mL serum. Collect in Vaccutainer tube (gold, tiger or red top only).
  • Specimen Preparation: Allow blood to completely clot, spin at 1100 x g for 10 minutes. If you do not have a centrifuge, you may submit whole blood within 24 hours. Do not freeze whole blood.
  • Storage/Transport Conditions: Must be received in our lab within 24 hours of collection if room temperature, 72 hours if refrigerated. If serum is removed to a seperate tube, it may be frozen for 7 days.
  • Unacceptable Conditions: Frozen whole blood
  • Remarks: Sample must be labeled with patient�s full name or unique ID number, and collection date.

Results

Detected, or Undetected

Interpretive Data

 

Note

 

Cross References

Test used as a confirmation to positive rapid tests or antibody screens.