MCV is the average volume of the individual RBCs. It is derived from the RBC size distribution data on the histograms, expressed in femtoliters.
EDTA draw tube at least half full
draw tube or plastic pour off tube
2-8 C (ice packs) or frozen
store at 2-8 C for up to 48 hours, frozen at -20C for up to 12 months
Valid results: if the assay controls pass and a valid genotype call can be made from the signals generated, the appropriate HCV type/subtype will be displayed in the summary section of the report. HCV Not Detected=when an HCV virus is not detected. No Genotype Detected=will be resulted when HCV is detected, but no genotype/subtype is present Unable to Genotype=will be resulted when HCV is detected and either a novel or partial genotype/subtype pattern is detected.