Hepatitis C virus RNA (HCV-RNA), quantitative

Hepatitis C virus RNA (HCV-RNA), quantitative is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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Test/Range/Collection

Hepatitis C virus RNA (HCV RNA), quantitative (HCV viral load)

Negative (detection limit: 12 IU/mL, assay-specific)

PPT (light green), SST, or lavender.

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Analysis should be done within 2 hrs. Otherwise, separate serum or plasma and freeze at –20°C within 2 hrs for testing at a later time.

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