Hepatitis C IgG

Qualitative chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA) for Hepatitis C IgG antibodies. Reactive samples undergo further testing to establish status, diagnose chronic hepatitis C infection or test recipient at set intervals following body fluid exposure incident. This assay is available routinely Mon to Sun.
Clinical details: 
body fluid exposure
abnormal LFTs
chronic hepatitis
Reference range: 

Detected, Not detected, Equivocal A negative HCV IgG does not exclude acute hepatitis C infection as seroconversion may be delayed. If you consider the patient to have risk factors for HCV infection, please send a repeat clotted blood sample for hepatitis C antibodies, and telephone the laboratory to discuss HCV RNA testing (EDTA blood sample)

Synonyms or keywords: 
HepC HCV blood borne virus body fluid exposure hepatitis chronic hepatitis cirrhosis hepatocellular carcinoma endemic region IVDU MSM
Sample type and Volume required: 
2.5 – 5ml Yellow Top Serum Separation Tube (SST) Clotted Blood (for serum).
Turnaround time: 
3 to 5 working days
Storage and transport: 
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). To prevent sample haemolysis please store samples in refrigerator if a delay in sending samples to CSR is unavoidable.
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730

For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017