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Test ID: HCVQU    
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR), Serum

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

83142

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

Yes

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

Detection of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection before the appearance of HCV antibodies in serum (ie, <2 months from exposure)

 

Detection and confirmation of chronic HCV infection

 

Quantification of HCV RNA in serum of patients with chronic HCV infection (HCV antibody-positive)

 

Monitoring disease progression in chronic HCV infection and/or response to anti-HCV therapy

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

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:
-Testing Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Hepatitis C
-Chronic Hepatitis C Standard-of-Care Treatment Algorithm: Combined Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin Therapy
-Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment Algorithm: HCV Genotype 1 with Telaprevir-containing Combination Therapy

-Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment and Monitoring Algorithm: Boceprevir-Containing Combination Therapy (HCV Genotype 1 only)

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

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 RNA Detect/Quant, S

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

HCV (RT-PCR) Quantitation
HCV PCR
HCV Quantitation
HCV RNA Quantitation
HCV Titer
HCV Viral Load
Hepatitis C Quantitation
Hepatitis C RNA Quantitation
Hepatitis C Titer
Hepatitis C Viral Load