Flow cytometric techniques
EDTA draw tube at least half full
3 mL screw-cap tube
frozen at -20C
store at -20C for up to 60 days
Target Not Detected (TND)=report as "HCV not detected". <15 IU/mL=report as "HCV detected, less than 15 IU/mL". 15 IU/mL to 1.00E+08 IU/mL=report as such, results are within the linear range of the assay. >1.00E+08 IU/mL =report as "HCV detected, greater than 1.00E+08 IU/mL".