Please fill in entirely the request form from the NRC for all analysis requests. You can download it below.
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
LOINC Code : 34162-8
Details : Immunoblot performed with a commercial kit : INNO-LIA HCV Score Kit (Fujirebio – 80538).
Qualitative on basis of the detection pattern (positive/negative/undetermined).
In case of an undetermined result, the collection and the shipment of a second sample is recommended.
The result is based on the detection pattern of antibodies against HCV antigen. A result is considered as positive if at least two HCV antigens reacts. It is considered as negative if no band is obtained or if one band has a weak intensity except if NS3 (undetermined result in this case).
ISO 15189 | Quality and competence in medical laboratories
Aim of the assay
Detection of antibodies against E2 , NS3, NS4A, NS4B et NS5A antigen of HCV detection by immunoblot.
Confirmation of anti-HCV antibodies in the serum of a patient with a negative PCR.
This assay is performed only for confirmation purpose in case of a positive serology and a negative PCR. The requesting lab must mention their results on the request form.
Instructions related to sample
Type : Serum
Conservatory and shipment conditions :
Conservation at 4°C before shipment.
Shipment at ambient temperature as soon as possible in a hermetic three layer package.
Requested quantities :
Preferred : 1 ml.
Minimal requirements : 0,5 ml.
No request form or incomplete request form.
Sample with insufficient volume.
No positive serology and negative PCR performed prior to the request and for which results are not mentioned on the request form.
TAT : 14 opening days
An analysis report can be sent by regular mail, e-mail, fax ou eHealth Box for each analysis request.