Days Set Up
Varies; test performed once per week
Analytic Time
MiChart Code
Hepatitis C Virus, Genotype
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


HCV Genotyping
Hep C genotype
Hepatitis C Virus Line Probe Assay

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Whole blood specimen must be sent to the laboratory within 6 hours of collection.

Collection Offsite

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.

Yellow Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
2 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1 mL serum

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.