Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA, Qualitative, NAA

Positive results for this test are reported to the CDC.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 7-10 Business Days

Hepatitis C Virus RNA tests are important clinical tools for confirming the diagnosis and guiding treatment of hepatitis C infection. There are two types of hepatitis C RNA tests, qualitative and quantitative.

The qualitative test detects the presence or absence of HCV RNA and is reported as either detected (positive) or not detected (negative). This is useful in a patient who has a positive RIBA test to confirm active infection.

Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Reference Range(s)
HCV RNA, Qualitative, TMA Not detected
This test was performed using the Versant® HCV RNA Qualitative Assay (TMA).

Clinical Significance
Qualitative RNA by TMA is useful in confirming HCV infection and to assess response to therapy.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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