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11348: Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative PCR with Reflex to Genotype, LiPAź 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)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
  PPT Potassium EDTA(white)   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(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 Log 10 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
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next 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
Rejection Criteria:
Received room temperature, unspun PPT tube, unspun Serum Separator Tube (SST(R)), unspun red-top (no gel) tube
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Reflex Criteria: If Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR is >=300 IU/mL, then Hepatitis C Viral RNA Genotype, LIPA(R) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87902).






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