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Hepatitis C PCR

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Note new minimum volume of sample: 1 mL serum due to a new more sensitive assay.

Alternate names:
HCV PCR
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
HEPCR
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Plain Tube with gelPlain Tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
2-8 deg required if transport delayed > 30 mins

Do not send heparinised blood.  Please note that Hepatitis C PCR can only be performed on a sample tube which has NOT been used for other testing.  For this reason, this test cannot be added to previously collected samples.

 

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
2 mL
Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Contact VIDRL 9342 9615

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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