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Test Code HCVQU HCV RNA DETECTION QUANTITATIVE

Important Note

This test will Quantitate the HCV so is often called: HCV VIRAL LOAD

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Method

Nucleic Acid Amplification

Reference Range

Undetected

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
SST Serum Frozen 8 mL 2.0 mL 1.5 mL 6 weeks
SST Serum Refrigerated 8 mL 2.0 mL 1.5 mL 3 days

Serum must be separated from cells within 24-hours of collection.

LOINC Code Information

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
HCVQU HCV RNA Detect Quant 11011-4

 

Instrumentation

Roche Taqman and Ampliprep

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
HCV RNA Quant PCR                                          87522

 

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday / Same day / Not available STAT

Section

Chemistry-2

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes