HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY (SCREEN)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA, Heparin (lithium or sodium)
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Nonreactive

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeHCABS
CPT-4 Code (s)
G0472
LOINC Codes
13955-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory