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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) by Quantitative PCR with Reflex to HCV High-Resolution Genotype by Sequencing
2010793
Ordering Recommendation

Use to confirm active HCV infection following positive screen when a higher level of subtype resolution is required. Reflexes to high-resolution genotyping by sequencing.

Mnemonic
HCV QT HGR
Methodology
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
6-11 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), plasma preparation tube, 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
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 weeks  
Reference Interval
Available SeparatelyComponents
Reference Interval
0098268Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative PCRNot Detected
2006898Hepatitis C Virus High-Resolution Genotype by SequencingBy report

Interpretive Data
Refer to report.


Note
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 5.0 log IU/mL, then Hepatitis C Virus High-Resolution Genotype by Sequencing will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
87522; if reflexed, add 87902
Components
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
2010794EER HCV Qnt PCR, Reflex to High Res Geno
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Aliases
  • HCV confirmation
  • HCV genotype
  • HCV quantitative
  • HCV treatment decision
  • HCV-PCR
  • HCV-RNA
  • Hepatitis C Viral Load, Genotype reflex
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • Viral load monitoring