HEPATITIS C VIRAL RNA GENOTYPE 1 NS5a DRUG RESISTANCE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender tube. Centrifuge, remove plasma from cells within 24 hours and send 2.0 mL plasma (0.6 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top, SST

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized plasma, gross hemolysis or lipemia

Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Sequencing

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

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeHCVNS
CPT-4 Code (s)
87902
LOINC Codes
HCV NS5a Subtype: Not available;
Daclatasvir Resistance: Not available;
Ledipasvir Resistance: Not available;
Ombitasvir Resistance: Not available;
Elbasvir Resistance: Not available;
Velpatasvir Resistance: Not available

Warde
Medical
Laboratory