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10051: Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR with Reflex to Quantitative TMA Print View
HCV RNA, PCR, QN RT-PCR    IU/mL 
HCV RNA, PCR, QN RT-PCR    Log IU/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 3 (1.5) mL   Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum 3 (1.5) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)  
  Plasma PPT Tube 3 (1.5) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  

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
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

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
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Reflex Criteria: If Hepatitis C Viral RNA assay is <15 IU/mL, Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Qualitative, TMA will be performed at an additional charge (CPT Code(s): 87521).
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction






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