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10051: Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quant RT-PCR w/Rflx to Ql TMA Print View
HCV RNA, PCR, QN RT-PCR  < 15  IU/mL 
HCV RNA, PCR, QN CALC  < 1.18  LogIU/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 3 (0.8) mL   Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum 3 (0.8) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)  
  Plasma PPT Tube 3 (0.8) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  

Useful in monitoring response to therapy and/or disease progression. Reportable range is 15 to 100,000,000 IU/mL (1.18-8.00 log10 IU/mL)

Separate plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by
centrifugation at 800 to 1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature.
Transfer to a plastic screw-cap vial and freeze or refrigerate.
Serum collected in a serum separator tube or red top tube (no gel).
Transfer to a plastic screw-cap vial and refrigerate.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87522

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Plasma collected in each of two separate ETDA (lavender-top) tubes. If HCV RNA, Quantitative , is < 15 IU/mL, test will reflex to HCV RNA Qualitative, TMA (CPT: 87521) at an additional charge. Reject Criteria: Unspun PPT tube; unspun serum separator tube; unspun red top tube Transport Temperature: Frozen






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