Test Details

Mnemonic

HCVNS

Ordering Code

3434100

CPT-4 Code(s)

87902

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA
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Specimen Preparation

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

Serum: Red-top, SST
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Minimum Volume

0.6 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Heparinized plasma, gross hemolysis or lipemia
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Stability

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