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ID:712 Hepatitis C Serology
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DescriptionIgG antibodies measured which may take up to 6 months to be detectable after exposure. Testing for HCV RNA is also helpful in patients in whom EIA tests for anti-HCV are unreliable. For instance, immunocompromised patients may test negative for anti-HCV despite having HCV infection because they may not produce enough antibodies for detection with EIA. Likewise, patients with acute hepatitis may test negative for anti-HCV when first tested. 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. In these situations, HCV RNA is usually present and confirms the diagnosis
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Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentVirology
SampleSerum
TubeSerum Gel Tube
Tube Picture
Collection Conditions
Min. Vol4ml
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Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT4 days
IP Routine TAT4 days
GP Acute TAT4 days
GP Routine TAT4 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 01/12/2018 12:45:59. Published By K Roberts on 01/12/2017 12:45:59.