Methodology: Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction
Specimen Requirements: 1 white-top (PPT-EDTA) tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of EDTA plasma). Centrifuge white-top soon after collecting and FREEZE immediately. Send specimen frozen.
- Do not thaw.
- Lavender-top (EDTA plasma) and yellow-top SST tube (serum) are also acceptable. If using these tubes, separate serum or plasma and freeze in a plastic vial.
Analytical Time: 2 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Saturday
87521 – Hepatitis C, amplified probe