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356451: Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative, Real-time PCR 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) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma PPT Tube 3 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
  Serum 3 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)  

Do not freeze whole blood or any samples stored in primary tube.
Freshly drawn specimens (whole blood) may be stored at 2-25 degrees
C 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
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
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL (This volume does not allow for repeat testing)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Reject Criteria: Whole blood samples greater then 24 hours old; Frozen whole blood







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