Users' questions

How do you test for viral load HCV?

How do you test for viral load HCV?

The HCV RNA PCR test is used to determine whether the hepatitis C virus (HCV) exists in your bloodstream. If the virus is present, the test can also measure the exact amount that’s in your blood. The amount of virus in your blood is known as the viral load.

What is the CPT code for HCV RNA?

If Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR is ≥300 IU/mL, then Hepatitis C Viral RNA Genotype, LiPA will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87902).

What is HCV Real Time Abbott?

The Abbott RealTime HCV assay is intended for use as an aid in the management of HCV-infected patients undergoing antiviral therapy. The assay measures HCV RNA levels at baseline and during treatment and can be utilized to predict sustained and non-sustained virological response to HCV therapy.

What is the CPT for hepatitis C virus?

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Quantitative, RNA (Abbott® RealTime) TEST: 551300 CPT: 87522

How are blood tests used to diagnose hepatitis C?

Laboratory tests for hepatitis C are divided into four general categories: Screening: Screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) is done with a serologic test for the HCV antibody (Ab). Confirmatory: Diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C requires the presence of HCV RNA, commonly called hepatitis C viral load.

How does Arup test for hepatitis E virus?

Confirm and quantify the presence of hepatitis E virus. Unique test identifier. Process (es) used to perform the test. Days of the week the test is performed. Expected turnaround time for a result, beginning when ARUP has received the specimen.

How are viral DNA tests used to diagnose liver disease?

Patients with chronic liver disease of unknown origin most commonly have HBV that is detected by viral DNA testing. Quantitative measurement of HBV viral DNA may be used to monitor progression of disease. The analytical performance characteristics of this assay have been determined by Quest Diagnostics.

How is the viral load of hepatitis C measured?

The viral load of hepatitis C refers to the amount of virus present in the bloodstream. The quantitative HCV RNA tests measure the amount of hepatitis C virus in the blood. The result will be an exact number, such as “1,215,422 IU/L.”. Many people refer to the quantitative measurement as the hepatitis C “viral load.”.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Quantitative, RNA PCR (Nongraphical) With Reflex to Genotyping TEST: 550090 CPT: 87522

When do you need a viral load test?

Viral load tests are used to confirm active hepatitis C infection and are used during treatment to help determine response. If you have lower levels of virus in your blood when you start treatment, you may have a better chance of getting rid of the virus. There are 2 situations in which a quantitative test is useful:

What is the RNA PCR number for hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Quantitative, RNA PCR (Nongraphical) With Reflex to Genotyping. TEST: 550090. Test number copied. CPT: 87522.