Test Details

Mnemonic

HCVN3

Ordering Code

3434950

CPT-4 Code(s)

87902

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA
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Specimen Preparation

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

Serum
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Minimum Volume

0.6 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis or lipemia, heparinized plasma
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Stability

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