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Test ID: HCPCR    
Hepatitis C Antibody Screen with Reflex to HCV RNA by PCR, Serum

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011


NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection and diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HCVQUHCV RNA Detect/Quant, SYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody screen by chemiluminescence immunoassay is reactive, then HCV RNA by RT-PCR will be performed at an additional charge.


The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:
-Testing Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Hepatitis C: This algorithm is the preferred testing strategy for routine diagnosis of hepatitis C infection.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

HCPCR: Chemiluminescence Immunoassay
HCVQU: Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

HCV Ab Scrn w/Reflex to HCV PCR, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Anti-HCV (Hepatitis C Virus)
HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) Antibody
HCV Antibody
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C Ab (Reflex to PHCV)
Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis