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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Pearl (EDTA)
HCV RNA by PCR
5 mL
Alternative name(s)

Lab section Molecular Pathology    
When performed Monday-Friday    
When reported
Monday-Friday 0700h-1500h    
   
Sunquest code:
HCVRNA
EPIC Code:
HEPATITIS C RNA, QUANTITATIVE (VIRAL LOAD)
   
Important notes: This test is not to be used for diagnosing infection of Hep C.
Rejection criteria:
Transportation notes:
Specimen preparation: Specimen cannot be over 4 hours old, note time on Specimen Save form. If PEARL TOP received: Spin for 20 min at 3000RPMs, after spinning place pearl top in refrigerator save bucket. If PURPLE TOP received: spin for 20 min at 3000RPMs, remove plasma and place in save bucket.

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Last revised 09/11/2013