Blood sample (plasma)
Pink top EDTA (3ml)
This test will be added by the laboratory as standard to any new HCV positive patients with a viral load >100 IU/mL.
Samples from patients known to have blood transmissible viral infections should be clearly labelled “High Risk” or “Danger of Infection”.
PCR based test requiring viral load >100 IU/mL. Test will only be performed on HCV PCR positive patients
Genotype is necessary if considering treatment and following treatment failure.
This test is only required once per patient. Please do not send repeat tests.
Sent to reference laboratory
(Key words: HepC)Specimen Labelling Procedure