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Hepatitis C Genotype *

SIM

18425 

CPT

87902 

Synonyms

HCV Subtype 

Specimen Type

Serum or plasma 

Container

PPT gel-barrier tube(Pearl top),yellow-top(ACD),or lavender-top (EDTA)tube
PPT tube is preferred.

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

Volume: 3 ml.
Min. volume:  2.5 ml.

Additional Information

Intended for the genotyping of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in human serum or plasma. This test allows the genotyping of the six major HCV types and their most common subtypes. This procedure may not be successful when the HCV viral load is < 1000

IU/ml serum or plasma.

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

Centrifuge within six hours of collection. Do not ship frozen PPT tube, plasma must be removed and transferred to aliquot tube.

Transport Requirements

Frozen

Specimen Stability

Frozen :  3 months 

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; green-top tube, specimen not frozen.

Reference Range

Subtypes accompany report

CriticalValue

 

Test Includes

Six major HCV types and their most common subtypes 

Methodology

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and solid phase electrochemical detection. 

TestingFrequency

 

LCA

550475 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride                    

Reviewed Date

2/19/2018 

Supplemental

*   Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 19, 2018

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