Hepatitis C PCR / HCV Viral Load



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HCV antibody screening test positive Monitoring patient treatment

Sample Type

Clotted Blood (Yellow top)/EDTA Blood (purple top)

Reference Range

Not applicable

Turnaround Time

Within 5 days

Testing Frequency


External Notes

Serum or EDTA plasma stored at -80C within 5 days Only performed on patients with positive HCV serology. This assay is not available for use as HCV screening or for acute hepatitis screening

Patient Preparation


See Also

HCV Antibody

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Your contact for this test


Leeanne Tovey BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, MSc Medical Microbiology

Acting Lead Laboratory Manager - Microbiology & Virology

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Hepatitis C PCR / HCV Viral Load