FOI 2076 HCV Testing

1.       Do you currently offer a clinical testing service for HCV? 
√  Yes, In-house service
o  Yes, Send-out to another laboratory
o  No

If you have selected send-out testing above, to which laboratory do you send samples for HCV testing?

2.       What type of clinical HCV testing do you offer?
√  HCV Antibody testing
√  HCV RNA testing
o  HCV Genotyping
o  HCV Drug resistance testing
  Other. Please Specify: HCV antigen

3.       If you are offering HCV antibody testing as well as HCV RNA testing, what is the laboratory algorithm used for testing?
  RNA testing is automatically performed as a reflex test dependant on the Antibody result
o  The HCV antibody result is reported to the clinician and RNA testing is only performed when specifically requested by the clinician

4.       HCV antibody testing details:

Is HCV antibody testing performed using a kit or laboratory developed technique?
If appropriate, please specify kit details:
kit. We do not think anyone in the UK uses an in-house test for this. It must be CE marked.
What platform is used for HCV antibody testing? Abbott Architect
What is the laboratory turnaround time for HCV antibody testing? Same day
How frequently is HCV antibody testing performed
(on sample receipt, daily, twice a week, monthly)?
Daily

 
 5.       HCV RNA testing details: 

Is HCV RNA testing performed using a kit or laboratory developed technique?
If appropriate, please specify kit details:
kit
What platform is used for HCV RNA testing? Abbott m2000
What is the laboratory turnaround time for HCV RNA testing? 3 days
How frequently is HCV RNA testing performed
(on sample receipt, daily, twice a week, monthly)?
Twice weekly

 
6.       HCV sample volume:

  Annual Sample Volume 
1st Nov 2015- 1st Nov 2016
Positivity Rate 
1st Nov 2015- 1st Nov 2016
HCV 
Antibody testing
4084 329/4084
HCV 
RNA testing
1453 Not clear what is meant by positivity rate. This is a quantitative assay.
652/1453
HCV
Genotyping
(If applicable) 
  N/A
HCV 
Drug resistance testing
(If applicable) 

 

2 N/A

 

 

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