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hepatitis c virus rna quantitation
Synonyms: HCV VIRAL LOAD 
Computer Code: HCVQR
Specimen Collection: 5 mL blood (lavender top tube), or 5 mL blood (white top tube) for Outreach Clients. Specimen must be received within 5 hours of collection. 
Minimum Volume: 3 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Lavender tube: Centrifuge, remove plasma and freeze within 6 hours of collection. White tube: Process within 6 hours of collection. Centrifuge for 10 min at 3000 rpm. Transport at room temperature within 24 hr of collection. 
Reference Values: Less than 12 IU/mL  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MOL DIAG See Test Requisition 9
Test Frequency: Weekly 
Routine TAT: 7-14 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87522 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 31
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 09/02/2014
Time: 10:07:14 (24hr)