Specimen Requirements

Title

HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) FIBROSURE

Specimen Requirement

Patient should be fasting for at least eight hours.

Draw 1 SST/3.5 mL serum. Spin to separate serum from cells within two hours of collection.

Dedicated SST is preferred for this test due to amount of volume needed for testing.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated 72 hours, Frozen 7 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days

Clinical Use

Assessment of liver status following a diagnosis of HCV. Baseline determination of liver status before initiating HCV therapy. Posttreatment assessment of liver status six months after completion of therapy. Noninvasive assessment of liver status in patients who are at increased risk of complications from a liver biopsy.

Test Code

HCVFL