Hepatitis C Antibody HCVAB
One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: heparin plasma
2 mL serum at 2-8ºC. (Min: 0.5 mL but insufficient for additional testing)
Heparin plasma may be used for the screen, but not for confirmatory testing.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days for screen, 5 days for confirmatory assay; Frozen: 2 months
|Schedule||Daily, except Sundays (positive results may require additional testing).|
If this test is positive and the signal-to-cutoff ratio is less than 11.0, Hepatitis C Quantitative RNA will be performed.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|