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HEPATITIS C VIRUS GENOTYPING BY PCR AND SEQUENCING (HC5)

Department: Molecular Infectious Disease
Test Synonym(s): HC5, Hep C typing, HCV typing, HCV GT
CPT Codes: 87902
Methodology: PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
Reference Range: No HCV RNA detected
Tube Type: White top PPT (EDTA with gel)
Specimen: Plasma spun and separated from RBC within 6 hours of collection
Alternate Specimen: Plasma from a lavendar top tube or serum from a red top tube. Plasma and serum should be spun and separated within 6 hours of collection. Other specimen sources need Medical Director approval.
Pediatric Requirements: 1.5 mL EDTA plasma
Volume: 1.5 mL EDTA plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL EDTA plasma
Temperature: Room Temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
Stability: Room temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
Reasons for Rejection: Alternative specimen sent without Medical Director approval or improper storage
Days Performed: Thursday
Times Performed: Once every Thursday (batched)
TAT: 48 hours
Significance: Results of viral genotyping studies help guide selection of an optimal therapeutic regimen and provide prognostic information applicable to the assessment of treatment responses.
Special Instructions: VANDERBILT INPATIENT UNITS: Contact MIDL (6-6435) for PPT Tubes.
VPLS CLIENTS: Contact VPLS (800-551-5227, x3) for PPT Tubes.
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