Hepatitis C PCR / HCV Viral Load

Virology


Description

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Indications

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

Daily


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

None


See Also

HCV Antibody

Test Request Form

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Please note: the above information is subject to change and we endeavour to keep this website up to date wherever necessary.

Your contact for this test

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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