Blood sample (serum)
Gold top clotted (5ml)
Pink top EDTA (Renal patients only)
Please state if patient is IVDU
Please give details of following clinical symptoms:
Acute Hep C is mostly (80%) asymptomatic. In cases of acute hepatitis, also request Hepatitis A IgM, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis E.
Diagnosis of HCV infection.
Antibody is present in almost all patients by 1 month after onset of acute illness; thus, patients with acute hepatitis who initially test negative may need follow-up testing.
Please contact the laboratory for urgent requests
(Key words: HepC)Specimen Labelling Procedure