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Anti-HCV confirmation

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

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.


Health Science

Lab name

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Anti-HCV confirmation


Hepatitis C virus

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Routine turnaround time

5 working days

Sample 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

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