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Hepatitis C Virus Genotype

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
HCVG/MAYO
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Serum Separator Tube (SST),Serum
Collection Volume:
12.5 mL (minimum 4.0 mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen rejected: Heparinized specimen, red-top tube, or plasma
Storage:
Frozen
Availability:
Sent to reference lab
Methodology:
Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction(RT-PCR)followed by Hybridization with sequence-specific, Flourescent-labeled Olig. probes
Special Instructions:
Centrifuge blood collection tube and pour off serum within 2 hours into aliquot tube. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Mahoning Valley)
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
1-6 days
Additional Info:
Reference Range: Undetected
CPT Code:
87902
Synonyms:
HCV Genotype