Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Genotype, LiPA

Additional Tests Offered (Per Consultation)

TURN AROUND TIME

2-3 Days Mon-Fri

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Genotype, LiPA
Test Description
Hepatitis c genotype is a predictor of response to interferon alfa-2b (non-type 1 are better responders) and to combination therapy with interferon and ribavirin (all types respond but dosage and duration of treatment is dependent on genotype; type 1 requires extended treatment).
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

HCV GENOTYPE LIPA

105

Method Description
  • Multi-Probe Reverse Hybridization
FDA Cleared / Approved
No
CPT Code(s)
  • 87902
STAT Allowed
No
Draw Status

Living

Pre-Mortem

Sample Volume
Minimum Sample Volume
  • 0.6 mL
Preferred Sample Volume
  • 2 mL
Sample Type
Acceptable
  • Plasma, ACD - Yellow Top Tube
  • Serum - Red Top Tube
  • Serum - Serum Separator Tube
Preferred
  • Plasma, EDTA - Lavender Top Tube
  • Plasma PPT
Sample Stability
  • Ambient - 72 hours
  • Frozen - 42 days
  • Refrigerated 2-8°C - 14 days
Transport
Refrigerated
Notes
Setup Mon-Fri AMSeparate serum or plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation at 800-1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature. Transfer the plasma to a properly identified, sterile, polypropylene screw-cap vial and ship refrigerated or frozen.