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Hepatitis C antibody (HCV) screen and confirmation (Virology)

General information

Collection container (including preservatives): 6mL clotted blood tube

Specimen type: Venous Blood

Specimen transport: Ambient temperature via porter, courier, Royal Mail or DX compliant with IATA packing instruction 650

Minimum volume of sample: 2mL Venous Blood

Special precautions: All samples are suitable for overnight refrigeration only, they must not be stored over a weekend

Laboratory information

Measurement units: Not applicable

Turnaround time: Rountine 2-3 days.

Please contact the laboratory if urgent for 4 hour turnaround (screen only)

Clinical information

Clinical decision points: Not applicable

Factors known to significantly affect the results: Haemolysis