Hepatitis C Viral RNA PCR, Qualitative, Serum

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

CPT Information:
87521 – Hepatitis C, amplified probe

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