Hepatitis C virus antibody/antigen

The assay is performed on two platforms:
1) For routine testing, Bio-Rad Monolisa HCV Ag/Ab ULTRA EIA is an enzyme immunoassay for the detection of HCV infections, based on the detection of HCV capsid antigen and HCV-specific antibodies in serum or plasma.

2) For urgent testing the Abbott Architect platform is used. This detects HCV antibody only.
Clinical details: 
All positive or indeterminate results are clarified by HCV RNA quantitative assay for HCV viraemia.
Sample type and Volume required: 
6-8 ml serum or plasma
Turnaround time: 
2 days
South London Specialist Virology Centre
Results: 02032996155 Medical Advice: 02032996298
King's College Hospital
Cheyne Wing, 2nd Floor (opposite Liver ITU)
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

DX address: South London (PHL) Kings DX 6570200 Peckham 90SE
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015