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Lab Test Dictionary

Hepatitis C Antibody with Reflex to HCV RNA, Quantitative, RT-PCR (8472)


Immunoassay (IA)


Anti HCV; HCV Antibody; HCV Ab; HCV with Reflex; Hep C; Hep C Ab; Hep C Titer; Hep C Virus; Hepatitis C Ab IgG; Total Hep C Antibodies

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

2-4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

6-8 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=72 Hours; Refrigerated=14 Days; Frozen=30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Grossly lipemic

Test Volume Required

4 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL Serum or Plasma


Hepatitis C Antibody with Reflex to HCV RNA, Quantitative RT-PCR is replacing Hepatitis C Antibody with Reflex to RIBA as of 3/11/13 per Quest.

CPT Codes

86803; 87522