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Test Code HCVP1 Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA PCR, Quantitative


Additional Codes

LOINC: 38180-6

Specimen Requirements

Submit only one of the following:
Specimen Type: Whole blood
Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 3mL x 2 tubes


Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Yellow/Red top (plain)

Specimen Volume: 5mL x 2 tubes


Specimen Type: Plasma/Serum
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 2mL


Days and Times Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, TAT 6 working days


Real-time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction, Quantitative

Service Code



Last updated 22/05/2021

Unacceptable Condition

Whole blood Frozen or hemolysis

Specimen Stability

Whole blood (EDTA/plain) 72 hours, ambient/refrigerated
Plasma/Serum 7 days, refrigerated


Testing Laboratory

National University Hospital
Molecular Diagnosis Centre, 67724384

Useful For

For detection and quantification of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA in human serum or plasma, and to monitor disease progression in chronic HCV infection and response to anti-HCV therapy


1.5E+01 - 1.0E+08 IU/mL
(1.18 - 8.00 log IU/mL)