Test Catalog

Test ID: HCVQG    
Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantification with Reflex to HCV Genotype, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of acute HCV infection before the appearance of HCV antibodies in serum (ie, <2 months from exposure)

 

Detection and confirmation of chronic HCV infection, and determining HCV genotype (1 to 5) to guide antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C

 

Quantification of HCV RNA in serum of patients with chronic HCV infection (HCV antibody-positive) before initiating antiviral therapy

 

Determining cure and detection of relapse of HCV infection after completion of antiviral therapy

Highlights

A reflex test for serum specimens that are hepatitis C Virus (HCV) antibody screen-reactive for diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C.

 

This test is appropriate for diagnosis of acute hepatitis C in high-risk or immunosuppressed individuals who may be negative for HCV antibodies.

 

This test can be used to establish a baseline HCV viral load and viral genotype before initiating antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C.

 

This test is appropriate for confirming a sustained virologic response and detecting a relapse of hepatitis C after completion of antiviral therapy.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HCVGHCV Genotype, SYesNo
HCVGRHCV Genotype Resolution, SNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Hepatitis C: Testing Algorithm for Screening and Diagnosis

-Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment and Monitoring Algorithm: Direct Antiviral Antigen (DAA) Combination (Interferon-Free)

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

HCVQG: Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

HCVGR: RT-PCR followed by Hybridization with Sequence-Specific, Fluorescent-Labeled Oligonucleotide Probes

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

HCV RNA Detect/Quant Reflex Geno, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

HCV (RT-PCR) Quantification
HCV PCR
HCV Quantification
HCV RNA
HCV RNA Quantification
HCV Viral Load
HCVQN
Hepatitis C RNA Quantitation
Hepatitis C Viral Load
HCV Genotype
HCVG
HCV Genotyping