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Hepatitis C Antibody

Hepatitis C Antibody is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
HCV serology, hepatitis non-A/non-B.

Common Use:
To test blood for the presence of antibodies that would indicate a past or current hepatitis C infection.

Specimen:
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.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Enzyme immunoassay, chemiluminescent immunoassay, branched chain DNA [bDNA], polymerase chain reaction [PCR], recombinant immunoblot assay [RIBA], viral RNA RT [reverse transcription] PCR). Negative.

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Hepatitis C Antibody." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425377/all/Hepatitis_C_Antibody.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Hepatitis C Antibody. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425377/all/Hepatitis_C_Antibody. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Hepatitis C Antibody. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425377/all/Hepatitis_C_Antibody
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Hepatitis C Antibody [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425377/all/Hepatitis_C_Antibody.
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