Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) Serum from 2 SST’s OR 3 mL (2 mL min.) Plasma from 2 Lavender Top (EDTA) tubes. Separate serum / plasma aseptically within 2 hours of collection. Ship refrigerated or frozen. 12 hours fasting is recommended.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): 72 HRS
Stability (Frozen): 6 months
Method: Real Time RT- PCR
Comment: Avoid freeze thaw cycles.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: This test is intended for use as an aid in management of HCV infected patients and is not intended for use in the initial diagnosis or confirmation of HCV infection. This test quantifies HCV RNA of free HCV virions in serum / plasma. HCV RNA is a marker of viral replication and persistence is associated with disease progression. This test can be used to monitor response to therapy.
Disease: Disorders of Liver
Home Collection: Available
Department: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
Pre-test Information: 12 hours fasting is recommended.