Ordering Recommendation

Reflex genotyping panel for prognosis and treatment selection when a higher level of subtype resolution is required. Do not order prior to molecular confirmation of positive HCV screen.

Mnemonic
HCV REFLEX
Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

8-10 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Remarks
Stability

On cells: Ambient: 6 hours; After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 4 Months.

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

This test may be unsuccessful if HCV RNA viral load is less than log 5.0 or 100,000 IU/mL. If initial result is "1a or 1b," or a mixed genotype containing Type 1, or Type 6, then Hepatitis C High Resolution Genotyping will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87902; if reflexed, add 87902

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0055593 HCV Genotype by Sequencing 32286-7
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Aliases
  • HCV, Subtype (Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping)
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype with Reflex to HCV High-Resolution Genotype by Sequencing