Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) by Quantitative PCR with Reflex to HCV Genotype by Sequencing
Ordering Recommendation
Preferred reflex test to confirm active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following positive HCV screen. Reflex to genotype aids in determining therapy of choice, likelihood of response, and probable therapeutic duration. Order only after positive HCV screen.
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing
6-11 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), plasma preparation tube (PPT), or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 6 hours. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens.  
On Cells: Ambient: 6 hours; After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 weeks  
Reference Interval
Available Separately Components Reference Interval
0098268Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative PCR Not Detected
0055593Hepatitis C Virus Genotype by Sequencing By report
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.  
The limit of quantification for the Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative PCR assay is 1.2 log IU/mL (15 IU/mL). If the assay DID NOT DETECT the virus, the test result will be reported as "<1.2 log IU/mL (<15 IU/mL)." If the assay DETECTED the presence of the virus but was not able to accurately quantify the number of copies the test result will be reported as "Not Quantified."

If Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative PCR result is greater than or equal to 3.6 log IU/mL, then Hepatitis C Virus Genotype by Sequencing will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
87522; if reflexed, add 87902
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0051819HCV Qnt by PCR Interp11259-9
0099030HCV Qnt by PCR (log IU/mL)38180-6
2002324HCV Qnt by PCR (IU/mL)11011-4
2005764EER HCV Qnt PCR w/ Reflex to Genotype11526-1
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  • HCV confirmation
  • HCV genotype
  • HCV quantitative
  • HCV treatment decision
  • Hepatitis C Viral Load, Genotype reflex
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • Viral load monitoring