Hepatitis C Virus Genotype Sequencing HCVG

Method(s) Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or plasma preparation tubes (PPT).

Transport 2 mL serum or plasma, frozen, (Min: 0.5 mL)
Remarks

Separate from cells within 6 hours.

Stability

Ambient (on cells): 6 hours; After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 4 months

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010278
CPTCode 87902
Notes

This test may be unsuccessful if the HCV RNA viral load is less than log 3.6 or 4000 IU/mL. Please submit most recent viral load and test date, if available.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See laboratory report.

No Appointment Necessary
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