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.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Varies; test performed once per week
Soft Order Code
HCVG
MiChart Code
Hepatitis C Virus, Genotype
Synonyms
  • HCV Genotyping
  • Hep C genotype
  • Hepatitis C Virus Line Probe Assay
  • HVCG
  • HCVGEN
  • HEPATITIS C VIRUS, GENOTYPING
  • HEPATITIS C VIRUS, GENOTYPING
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
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.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
2 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
87902
Fee Code
32392
LOINC
32286-7
NY State Approved
No