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35645: Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR Print View
HCV RNA, PCR, Quant   < 15  IU/mL 
HCV RNA, PCR, Quant CALC  < 1.18  LogIU/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 3 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma PPT Tube 3 (1) mL   Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
  Serum 3 (1) mL   Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 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 log10 IU/mL)

Freshly drawn specimens (whole blood) may be stored at 2 degrees
celcius to 25 degrees celcius for up to 24 hours prior to
centrifugation. Separate plasma or serum from cells within 24 hours
of collection by centrifugation. Follow manufacturer's
instructions for collection tube handling.
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
Reject Criteria: Whole blood samples greater than 24 hours old; frozen whole blood Transport Temperature: Refrigerated (cold packs) Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)






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