Anti- HCV (ab)

Brief Description

The Anti-HCV assay is a chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA) for the qualitative detection of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in human adult serum.

Laboratory Unit



Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA)

Specimen Collection


Collect in gold top SST tube, centrifuge

Collect in tiger top SST tube, centrifuge


Serum separated from the clot can be maintained at refrigerated temperature (2-8°C) during transit for no more than seven days after collection.  Serum separated from the clot should be dispensed in aliquots, stored frozen (-20°C or colder) for up to 3 months and shipped with dry ice.

Acceptable Specimen Type(s)


Test Request

Possible Results

  • Reactive
  • Nonreactive
  • Equivocal
  • Unsatisfactory

Reference Range


Unacceptable Conditions

  • Missing testing requisition
  • Missing minimum of 2 patient identifiers
  • Improper labeling
  • Improper storage/transport of specimen
  • No specimen received (empty collection tube).
  • Wrong specimen type
  • Low volume
  • Specimen damaged, broken, or leaking upon arrival
  • Plasma Samples
  • Specimen over 7 days old

Interfering Substances

Fibrin, red blood cells, and other particulate matter. Preservatives with oxidative mechanisms must not be added to specimens, as they may affect the immunoreactivity of recombinant proteins used to detect anti-HCV antibodies.

Result Reported

5-7 business days


No Charge

LOINC/Order Codes

13955-0 (Order code: 1470)