Ordering Recommendation

Preferred reflex test to confirm active HCV infection following positive HCV screen. Use when a higher level of subtype resolution is required.

Mnemonic
HCVQT HGR
Methodology

Quantitative Transcription Mediated Amplification/Sequencing

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-11 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 (PPT), or Serum Separator Tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells within 6 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.7 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells. Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 weeks

Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
3000572 Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) by Quantitative NAAT Not Detected
2006898 Hepatitis C Virus High-Resolution Genotype by Sequencing By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

If Hepatitis C Virus by Quantitative NAAT result is greater than or equal to 100,000 IU/mL, then Hepatitis C Virus High-Resolution Genotype by Sequencing will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87522; if reflexed, add 87902

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000573 HCV Qnt by NAAT (IU/mL) 11011-4
3000574 HCV Qnt by NAAT (log IU/mL) 38180-6
3000966 HCV Qnt by NAAT Interp 11259-9
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Aliases
  • Genotype reflex
  • HCV confirmation
  • HCV genotype
  • HCV quantitative
  • HCV treatment decision
  • HCV-PCR
  • HCV-RNA
  • Hepatitis C Viral Load
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • Viral load monitoring
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) by Quantitative NAAT with Reflex to HCV High-Resolution Genotype by Sequencing