HEPATITIS C SRN W/ RFLX TO HCV RNA (See Addendum III for ordering criteria)

Synonyms: Hep C Antibody Screen
Computer Code: (HCASX)
Specimen Collection: 3 mL whole blood (gold top preferred; red top acceptable)
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate.
Reference Values: Negative. Positive results are reflexed to Qualitative HCV RNA testing. Hepatitis C.pdf
Lab Code: SI
Requisition: HEP/ VIRUS
Test Frequency: Mon.-Fri. (HEP C Antibody) - weekly (HCV RNA)
Routine TAT: 1-3 days (HEP C Antibody) - 7 - 14 days (HCV RNA)
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): G0472
LCD or NCD: LCD LCD LCD
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII