Anti-HCV, HCV screen, HCV antibody, Anti-HCV Supplementary test
Hepatitis C antibody screen Hepatitis C antibody supplementary test
5 mL plain blood. (a) Order Anti-HCV Supplementary test only if HCV antibody screen is reactive. (b) If the first sample is negative for hepatitis A, B and C markers, send a second sample 3 – 6 months later for Hepatitis C antibody screening to exclude acute HCV infection.
Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.
Anti-HCV screen: Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay Anti-HCV Supplementary test: Line Immunoassay
See laboratory report for result interpretation.
Anti-HCV screen: <1 – 2 days Anti-HCV Supplementary test: 1 – 8 days
Anti-HCV screen: Monday – Saturday
Anti-HCV Supplementary test: Every Wednesday (with completion on Thursday)
Reactive HCV screening result requires supplementary testing which is offered at the prevailing charge. For SGH inpatients, Anti-HCV Supplementary test will be performed as a reflex test at the prevailing charge.