HCV Ordering Procedures

HCV Ordering Procedures

HCV Ordering Procedures

Proper sample handling is essential to obtain reliable test results. Download and refer to  the  2-page PDF of Monogram’s HCV assays with test codes and sampling handling instructions. Monogram’s HCV assays can be ordered through your Monogram account by using a test requisition form directly or through a LabCorp service provider. Download the sample copy of Monogram’s test requisition form below.

Sample Collection and Preparation for Hepatitis C Assays

Blood collection

1. Collect whole blood by venipuncture.

For tests with sample volumes of 2.0 - 4.0 mLs either:

  • Two 5.0 mL PPT™ (pearl-top) tubes OR
  • Two EDTA (lavender-top) or gel-barrier tubes

For tests with sample volumes of 6.0 mLs either:

  • Three 5.0 mL PPT™ (pearl-top) tubes OR
  • Three EDTA (lavender-top) or gel-barrier tubes
Centrifuge

2. Centrifuge within 6 hours of collection

3. Remove plasma or serum, and transfer to polypropylene screw-cap tube (f using EDTA or gel barrier)

Freeze

4. Freeze immediately at or below -20° C. Sample should be frozen solid before shipping.