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.

Normal Volume
2 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1 mL serum
Rejection Criteria
Specimens received in polystyrene aliquot tubes are unacceptable and will be rejected.
Billing
CPT Code
87902
Fee Code
32392
LOINC
32286-7
NY State Approved
No