Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Genotype

Last Modified: 3/27/2019 3:36:19 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

2.0 mL FROZEN Plasma from a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA in a Plastic Vial

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate from cells within 4 hours of Collection

Order must include the collection time of the specimen
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 6 hours Ambient
7 days Refrigerated
90 days Frozen (preferred)
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Results
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Multi-Probe Reverse Hybridization
Clinical Significance: Hepatitis C genotype is a predictor of response to interferon alfa-2b (non-type 1 are better responders) and to combination therapy with interferon and ribavirin (all types respond but dosage and duration of treatment is dependent on genotype; Type 1 requires extended treatment). See Hepatitis C Viral RNA Genotype, LiPA(TM) in the Infectious Disease chapter, Interpretive Information section.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 10 to 12 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: HSUB
EPIC Test Code: LAB915
Send Out Test Code: 37811
Alternate Test Names: HCV Genotype, LiPA ; HCV SubtypR; Hep C Virus Subtype ; Hepatitis C DNA PCR Quantitative w/reflex TMA; Hepatitis C Genotype; Hepatitis C Viral Genotype by LIPA; Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Genotype; Hepatitis C Virus SubtypR®
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87902

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