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Test Code HCV RNA QUANT VIRAL LOAD HCV RNA QUANT VIRAL LOAD

Department

Molecular

Group Components

HCV RNA Quant (IU/mL)
HCV RNA Quant log

Specimen Type

Plasma or Serum

Container

EDTA (lavender) or No-additive with gel (gold top)

Special Requirements

plasma/serum must be separated from cells within 24 hours of collection.

Standard Volume

1ml

Minimum Volume

0.8ml

Pediatric Volume

N/A

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Ship Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability Room Temp

24 hours

Stability Refrigerated

72 hours

Stability Frozen

6 weeks

CPT Code

87522

Days Test Set Up

Monday and Thursday