Test Details

Mnemonic

HCVNS

Ordering Code

3434100

CPT-4 Code(s)

87902

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate plasma from cells within 24 hours of collection and send 2.0 mL plasma in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top, Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized plasma, gross hemolysis or lipemia

Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 42 days

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Sequencing
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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