Accessibility Note: This site uses JavaScript menus, but not for animation. All menus should be accessible with JavaScript activated.

Utah Public Health Laboratory

Hepatitis C virus Qualitative RNA

Fee: Please refer to fee schedule

Ordering Recommendation





Qualitative�Transcription-mediated�Amplification (NAAT)


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.


Detected, or Undetected

Interpretive Data




Cross References

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