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.
The Abbott Real–Time HCV assay is an in vitro reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for the quantification of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in human serum from HCV infected individuals.
- Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA)
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 72 hours after collection. Serum separated from the clot can be aliquoted, stored frozen (-20°C or colder) for up to 60 days or -70°C or colder after 60 days and shipped with dry ice.
Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
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- HCV RNA copies/ml
- Not detected
- Nonreactive: CLIA
- Not detected: RT-PCR
- 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, QNS
- Not approved for testing by the indicated method
- Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, turbid, or contaminated
- Specimen broken, damaged, or leaking upon arrival
- Specimen received unspun
- Specimens left at ambient temperature
- Specimens not frozen within 72 hours
- Specimens not collected in SST tubes for viral load testing
- Fibrin, red blood cells, and other particulate matter
- Lipemic, Hemolyzed, Icteric, Microbial growth, or contaminated specimens
- 5-7 business days (Ab)
- 7-14 business – (Viral Load)
75886-2 (Order code: 1480)