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Hepatitis C Antibody

 
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Description
 

CPT Code(s)

86803

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)

Limitations

Results obtained from immunosuppressed patients should be interpreted with caution. Patients receiving mouse antibody therapy may produce false-negative results.

Reference Range(s)

Hepatitis C AntibodyNon-Reactive
Signal to Cut-off<1.00

Clinical Significance

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is the major cause of hepatitis. Approximately 1% of blood donors are seropositive for anti-HCV. The clinical symptoms of a HCV infection are variable. Exposure to HCV results in a chronic infection in 50 to 80% of cases. The "window" between infection and seroreactivity is highly variable, up to 12 months.

Alternative Name(s)

HCV Antibody,Anti HCV


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