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Hepatitis C genotype

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB915

 

Synonyms: 

Hepatitis C virus genotype HCV genotype

Methodology: 

Polymerase Chain Reaction, Line Probe Assay (LiPA) v2.0

Schedule: 

Once/week

Reported: 

2 - 8 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 6.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 3.0 mL.
Handling: Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection when Virology is open, and the serum separated from the cells.
Unacceptable conditions: HCV genotyping not performed on samples with viral loads of

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Determine genotype to help guide therapy.

Detects HCV types 1 to 6.

Reference Interval: 

Not Detected

CPT Code(s): 

87902

Last Changed: 

8/22/2017 10:38:47 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 10:38:47 AM