Lab Test : Hepatitis C Antibody

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Alternate:HCV
Includes:An enzyme immunoassay that detects the presence of antibodies to Hepatitis C virus.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3464
SQ Code:HCV
Available:Test batched and performed twice per week, depending on volume
Turnaround:1-6 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red top tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:Negative
Uses:Detects the presence of antibodies to Hepatitis C virus.
Limitations:This is only a screening test to detect the presence of Hepatitis C antibody. An antigen test such as a qualitative PCR for HCV should be performed to confirm HCV.
Method:Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
 

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