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Test ID: FHFIB    
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) FibroSURE

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 3.5 mL of serum frozen in a plastic screw-capped vial.

Note:    1. Patient should be fasting for at least 8 hours.

            2. Not available for patients less than 14 years of age.

            3. Collect and separate within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild OK; Gross reject




Mild OK; Gross reject




Improper labeling, nonfasting specimen, patient less than 14 years of age

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen (preferred)7 days
 Refrigerated 72 hours