Test Overview

Test Methodology

Reverse transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Test Usage

Assay sensitivity: 500 I.U./mL; A specimen with an interpretation of “No Genotype Result” cannot be presumed to be negative for the tested genotypes.

Reference Range*

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Varies; test performed once per week

Soft Order Code

HCVG

MiChart Code

Hepatitis C Virus, Genotype

Synonyms

Synonyms

HCV Genotyping
Hep C genotype
Hepatitis C Virus Line Probe Assay
HVCG
HCVGEN
HEPATITIS C VIRUS, GENOTYPING
HEPATITIS C VIRUS, GENOTYPING

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Laboratory

Microbiology

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a polypropylene plastic vial within 6 hours of collection and freeze. Do not allow the specimen to thaw at any time during storage or transport, due to possible degradation of the RNA.

Rejection Criteria

Specimens received in polystyrene aliquot tubes are unacceptable and will be rejected.

Container

Yellow Top Tube
Red Top Tube

Normal Volume

2 mL serum

Minimum Volume

1 mL serum

Billing Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

87902

LOINC

32286-7

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