HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY TEST / ANTI-HCV

HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY TEST / ANTI-HCV

LABORATORY SECTION:

  • Serology/Immunology

METHODOLOGY:

  • Enzyme linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA)
  • Enzyme immunoassay sandwich method

PURPOSE:

  • aids in the diagnosis of infection in persons with symptoms of Hepatitis and in persons at risk for Hepatitis C infection
  • to monitor treatment of Hepatitis C infection

PATIENT PREPARATION:

  • No patient preparation needed

TYPE OF SPECIMEN:

  • 2-3 mL of serum (red top)

REJECTION OF SPECIMEN:

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Improperly labeled tube

 

RUNNING DAY:

  • Everyday

 

SPECIMEN STABILITY:

  • ROOM TEMPERATURE (20-24°C)

 

  • REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C)

 

  • 5 days

 

  • 7 days

RELEASING OF RESULTS:

  • 2-3 hours after blood extraction