Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) by Quantitative NAAT with Reflex to HCV Genotype by Sequencing HCVRFX

Method(s) Quantitative Transcription Mediated Amplification/Sequencing
Specimen Required
Collect

Two 5 mL gold (SST), two lavender (EDTA), or two pink (K2EDTA) top tubes.

Transport

Separate from cells within 6 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma frozen (Min: 1.7 mL).

Stability

(collection to initiation of testing): After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 weeks

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011845
CPTCode 87522; if reflexed, add 87902
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
ComponentsReference Interval
Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative NAATNot Detected
Hepatitis C Virus Genotype by SequencingBy report
No Appointment Necessary
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