Anti-HCV confirmation

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Bloodborne Virus Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Anti-HCV confirmation
Organisms Hepatitis C virus
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required no
Routine turnaround time 5 working days
Culture requirements Serum or plasma; minimum volume 500 µL (0.5 mL)
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours
Transport requirements Ambient temperature within 24 hours
Unacceptable sample types Insufficient sample ≤ 500 µL, haemolysed or lipaemic sample
How results reported Anti-HCV confirmed or not confirmed
Referral link Form


HCV Immunoblot is used to aid in interpreting weak reactive HCV screening tests. Indeterminate results are not uncommon and must be interpreted with liver function results and possible risk of exposure.