Test directory: Hepatitis C Antibody

Ordering Code542
Test NameHepatitis C Antibody
AliasHCV Ab
Hep C Ab
Antibody to HCV
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender),
Plasma in Lithium Heparin (Green), Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Handling InstructionsSeparate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection
ADD-ON WARNING: LIS may restrict add-on requests for this specific test based on available tubes due to the potential of carryover that exists when adding on to previously aliquoted tubes using non-disposable pipettes.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 3 Days
Refrigerated: 21 Days
Frozen: 3 Months
Rejection CriteriaGrossly hemolyzed, Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits, Wrong specimen type, Heat treated samples, Samples which had been through more than 6 cycles of freeze and thaw
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 2 Days
MethodologyElectrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

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