HEPATITIS C VIRAL RNA GENOTYPE 1 NS3 DRUG RESISTANCE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA. Centrifuge, remove plasma from cells within 24 hours of collection, and send 2.0 mL plasma (0.6 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. HCV Genotype 1 is required for this test.

Alternate Specimen
Serum

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis or lipemia, heparinized plasma

Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction - Sequencing

Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 42 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday

Turnaround Time6-13 days
Test CodeHCVN3
CPT-4 Code (s)
87902
LOINC Codes
HCV NS3:   73654-6  
Simeprevir Resistance:   82522-4  
Paritaprevir Resistance:   82521-6  
Grazoprevir Resistance:   82523-2  

Warde
Medical
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