LabCorp Test

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Blood Test, Quantitative, Real-time PCR

Quick Overview

Determine the number of international units (IU) of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA per milliliter serum or plasma in known HCV-positive patients.

Test #550080


Availability: In stock

Also Known As HCV RNA Quantitation, TaqMan
Preparation No special preparation required.
Test Results 5-6 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.
The quantitative HCV RNA test is usually run prior to a patient starting treatment so that a baseline viral load can be determined. This test can also be used for patient undergoing treatment as a monitoring tool. When the quantitative HCV RNA measurement begins to drop it is a sign that the treatment is being well received by the patient. Eventually the measurement will be completely undetectable.

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