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HCV RNA PCR (quantitative)

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Bloodborne Virus Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name HCV RNA PCR (quantitative)
Organisms Hepatitis C virus
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required no
Routine turnaround time 10 working days
Culture requirements Sterile serum or plasma (SST or EDTA only) ≥ 1000 µL volume
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C or -20°C for less than 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C or -20°C within 24 hours
Unacceptable sample types Insufficient sample < 1000 µL
How results reported IU/mL
Referral link Form

Details

This test is used to determine if circulating HCV RNA is present.