Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) by Quantitative NAAT with Reflex to HCV Genotype by Sequencing HCVRFX
|Method(s)||Quantitative Transcription Mediated Amplification/Sequencing|
Two 5 mL gold (SST), two lavender (EDTA), or two pink (K2EDTA) top tubes.
Separate from cells within 6 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma frozen (Min: 1.7 mL).
(collection to initiation of testing): After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 weeks
|CPTCode||87522; if reflexed, add 87902|
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