Hepatitis C Antibody
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HCV serology, hepatitis non-A/non-B.
To test blood for the presence of antibodies that would indicate a past or current hepatitis C infection.
Enzyme immunoassay and chemiluminescent immunoassay: Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Place separated serum into a standard transport tube within 2 hr of collection. Molecular testing for viral DNA or RNA: Serum, lavender-top (EDTA), or white-top (PPT EDTA) are acceptable.
(Method: Enzyme immunoassay, chemiluminescent immunoassay, branched chain DNA [bDNA], polymerase chain reaction [PCR], recombinant immunoblot assay [RIBA], viral RNA RT [reverse transcription] PCR). Negative.