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Hepatitis C Antibody
|In House Availability||Monday-Friday (day shift).|
|Container type||Gold top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.5 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Refrigerate sample|
|Synonyms||Hep C Ab; HCVAb; anti-HCV antibody|
|Stability||Refrigerated 4 days|
|Turn around times||1-3 days|
|Additional information|| Results will be reported as:
This test is not FDA approved for donor screening. For pre-transplant donor screen see Pre-Transplant Send out (PTXID).
For patients who test positive with the HCV antibody test and have a negative viral load, an HCV RIBA can be sent out to confirm prior infection that has been cleared (see Lab Manual entry Hepatitis C antibody, Confirmation, test code HCVC).
Positive results are automatically forwarded to California Public Health per regulations. However, this does not absolve the ordering provider from any additional reporting if such is required.
|Last Updated||8/24/2011 12:23:04 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667