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HCAB
HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY (ANTI-HCV), SERUM

Test Code HCAB 
Test HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY (ANTI-HCV), SERUM 
Methodology Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) 
Description Useful for diagnosis of current hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection, chronic HCV infection, or resolved HCV (past) infection.

NOTE: This test should not be ordered on children less than 2 years of age. The recommended test for this population is "HCV RNA Viral Load (HCVVL)" 

Specimen Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated. 
Reference Values Negative (reported as positive, negative or equivocal)
NOTE: If clinically indicated, repeat testing by HCV-RNA Viral Load (HCVVL) is recommended. 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 86803