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Test Code: HCVNAA Preferred Name Hepatitis C RNA PCR - qualititative

No
< 7 days
Once a week
< 7 days
Medicare Item
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (adult)6 mLEDTA 6 mL (Pink top) x
Blood (paediatric)1 mL2x EDTA 500 uL Microtainer (Lavender Top)
Blood (neonatal)1 mL2x EDTA 500 uL Microtainer (Lavender Top)
1. Collect blood in EDTA.  

THIS EDTA SAMPLE CANNOT BE SHARED. YOU MUST COLLECT ADDITIONAL EDTA TUBES IF YOU HAVE OTHER TESTS REQUIRING AN EDTA SAMPLE.

2. Send to laboratory as soon as possible, as specimen must be spun within 6 hrs of collection.


PCR testing is performed weekly. Samples received before 8 am on the testing day will be tested on the same day, if received after 8 am samples will be tested on the next testing day. If PCR testing is required urgently out-of-hours, please contact the microbiology laboratory on 3163-8168.

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