Test directory: HCV Quant w/ Reflex to Genotype

Ordering Code5442R
Test NameHCV Quant w/ Reflex to Genotype
AliasHepatitis C Virus Quantitative with Reflex to
Hepatitis C Virus Genotype
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender), Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume6 mL
Collection InstructionsDraw 3 full SST tubes.
Handling InstructionsSeparate serum from whole blood within 24 hours of collection. Use only polypropylene tubes for aliquot samples
DO NOT thaw once serum/plasma is frozen.
Transport RequirementsAirline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 3 Days
Frozen: 2 Months
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 7 Days for HCV Quant test; up to 4 days longer for additional testing.
MethodologyReal time PCR

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info

The linear...

The linear range for the cobas (R) HCV for EDTA plasma and serum is from 15 IU/mL to 1.00E+08 IU/mL and the accuracy of the test is within +/-0.24 log10. The lower limit of quantification (LLoQ) is 15 IU/mL

The limit of detection (LoD) of cobas (R) HCV was determined for WHO International Standard (genotype 1a) and for genotype 1b through 6. The overall LoD was 12.0 IU/mL for EDTA plasma and 13.7 IU/mL for serum

Reliable results depend on proper sample collection, storage and handling procedures. Quantitation of HCV RNA is dependent on the number of virus particles present in the samples and may be affected by sample collection methods, patient factors (i.e. age, presence of symptoms), and/or stage of infection
HCV RNAALL<1.2<1.2Log IU/mL