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Hepatitis C Virus Quantitative Nucleic Acid Test

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source Blood
Mnemonic HCV QUANT
Specimen Requirements

2 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

Pediatric: 2 mL

Do not collect in same tube with any other test. Exception: Can be collected in same tube as HCV GENOT.

Specimen Handling

Allow to clot, centrifuge as soon as possible, do not open.

Send as TDG on ice pack. Ensure tubes are not in direct contact with ice pack so specimen does not freeze.

Must reach Provincial Lab within 24 hours of collection.

Additional Information

Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Hepatitis C PCR, Hepatitis C RNA by PCR, Hepatitis C Viral Load, Hepatitis C Virus Qualitative Nucleic Acid Test
Reference Interval