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Test Compendium

6492: Hepatitis C Quant PCR AMPIPROBE

Test Code

  • 6492

Test Synonym

  • Hepatitis C PCR Quant, HCV Quant PCR, HEP C PCR VIRAL LOAD, 6385


  • 2 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum Or Plasma


  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Transfer Tube- Plasma, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Serum, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma


  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 87522
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 2mL serum from an SST Tube or 2 mL plasma from a Lavender Top Tube. Also acceptable a PPT Tube or a Red Top Tube. Centrifuge within 6 hours If a Lavender Top or Red Top Tube - transfer plasma or serum to a plastic transport tube and indicate plasma or serum,

Additional Information

  • 2mL Serum or EDTA Plasma, or a PPT centrifuged

Specimen Stability

  • Stability : Room Temp 24 hours, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 90 days