Hepatitis C Viral RNA Genotype 3 NS5a Drug Resistance

Last Modified: 3/27/2019 3:03:45 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Plasma from a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions: Separate plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation. Transfer to a plastic screw-cap vial and refrigerate or freeze
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 72 hours Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
42 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic
Reference Range: Not detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) • Sequencing
Clinical Significance: For detection of mutations in the genotype 3 NS5a gene associated with resistance to NS5a inhibitors (example: daclatasvir, velpatasvir) including the Y93H polymorphism.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 5 to 12 days
Days Performed: Tuesday
PHL Test Code: 3GENA
EPIC Test Code: LAB3011
Send Out Test Code: 93325
Alternate Test Names: HCV Genotype 3 NS5a; HCV RNA Genotype 3 NS5A DRG RES
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87902

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