Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Hepatitis C RNA - Quantitative

Test Name: Hepatitis C RNA - Quantitative
Alternate Name(s): Quantitative RNA
HCV Viral Load - pre-treatment
PCR Quantitative
Laboratory: Microbiology
Specimen Type: Serum:
2 x 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red Vacutainer tubes

Plasma is also acceptable
Plasma:
2 x 4.5 mL Lavender or 6 mL Pink top EDTA tubes
Collection Information: A minimum volume of 2.5 mL of serum or plasma is required for testing.

Collect sample aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Serum/plasma must be separated within 6 hours.
Requisition: HEPATITIS C (HCV) RNA REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out to the Toronto Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1 week
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2008-12-22
Revised Date: 2018-05-14
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Serum/plasma must be separated within 6 hours.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Roche Taqman
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Ship serum/plasma frozen to the Public Health Laboratory.
System Codes: 
Cerner
HpCRNAQ
 
Referred To: Toronto Public Health Laboratory

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