Test Details

Mnemonic

HCVN3

Ordering Code

3434950

CPT-4 Code(s)

87902

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, remove plasma from cells within 24 hours of collection and send 2.0 mL plasma in a screw capped plastic vial. HCV Genotype 1 is required for this test.

Alternate Specimen

Serum

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis or lipemia, heparinized plasma

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 42 days

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction - Sequencing
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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