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10676-5Hepatitis C virus RNA [Units/volume] (viral load) in Serum or Plasma by Probe with amplificationActive

Part Description

LP14400-3   Hepatitis C virus
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a small (50 nm in size), enveloped, single-stranded, positive sense RNA virus in the genus hepacivirus, which is in the Flaviviridae family. More than 170 million people worldwide are affected by hepatitis C, and the majority of patients with acute hepatitis C develop chronic HCV infection, which can result in liver cirrhosis, hepatic failure or hepatocellular carcinoma. The HCV core protein is a highly basic, RNA-binding protein that forms the viral capsid. The E1 and E2 envelope glycoproteins are necessary for viral entry and fusion. Non-structural proteins include NS2, NS3, NS4A and 4B, and NS5A and 5B. The NS2-NS3 complex functions as a protease, and NS3 also has a helicase/NTPase domain. NS4A is a cofactor of NS3 protease activity. NS3-NS4A protease is one target of anti-HCV drugs. NS4B is a membrane anchor for the replication complex, and NS5A plays a role in regulating viral replication. NS5B is an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase. [NCBI Books: NBK1630] Source: Regenstrief LOINC, NCBI Books: NBK1630

Fully-Specified Name

Hepatitis C virus RNA

Additional Names

Short Name
HCV RNA SerPl Probe amp-aCnc
Display Name
HCV RNA Probe amp Qn
Consumer Name Alpha
Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0i
Last Updated
Version 2.63
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
75888-8 HCV RNA screening tests - Meaningful Use set

Member of these Groups

LG32754-0 Hepatitis C virus

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
丙型肝炎病毒 RNA:任意型浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:探针法.基因扩增
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Hepatitis C-virus RNA:eenheid/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:probe.amplificatie
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Virus de l'hépatite C ARN:Concentration arbitraire:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:Sonde avec amplification
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Virus de l'hépatite C , ARN:Concentration arbitraire:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:Sonde avec amplification
fr-FRFrench (France)
Hépatite C virus ARN:Arbitraire/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:PCR amplification
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Hepatitis-C-Virus RNA:AKnz:Pkt:Ser/Plas:Qn:Probe.amp
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Epatite C, virus RNA:ACnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:Sonda.amp
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
C형 간염 바이러스 리보핵산:임의농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:DNA 탐색자.증폭
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Hepatite C vírus RNA:ACnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:Sonda com amplificação
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
ARN del virus de la hepatitis C:concentración arbitraria:punto en el tiempo:suero:cuantitativo:sonda.amplificación
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Virus Hepatitis C RNA:Concentración arbitraria:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:Sondas de amplificación
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Hepatit C virüsü RNA:SçKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:Prob.amf

Example Units

Unit Source
[IU]/mL Example UCUM Units

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