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.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

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


Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.


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


Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing




8-10 days

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


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


CPT Codes

87902; if reflexed, add 87902


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0055593 HCV Genotype by Sequencing 92731-9
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  • HCV, Subtype (Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping)
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype with Reflex to HCV High-Resolution Genotype by Sequencing