Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2442         Geisinger Epic ID: 17584

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Gold-top (serum separator) microcollection tube
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 21 days at 2-8°C. Frozen: 3 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen will be rejected if stability limits have been exceeded or if specimen is hemolyzed, lipemic, or icteric. Add-ons available only to unopened tube.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative.
Additional information:
Department of Health is notified for PA residents if positive.
CPT code(s):
86803
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Qualitative detection of Immunoglobulin G antibodies to hepatitis C virus.
Methodology:
Chemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Anti-HCV, HCV Total Antibody, HCVAB
Clinical significance:
HCV assay is an in vitro diagnostic immunoassay for the qualitative determination of immunogluboulin G (IgG) antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV) in human serum. The presence of antibodies to HCV indicates that an individual may have been infected with HCV or may be capable of transmitting HCV infection.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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