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

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum SST

Advisory Information

For detection and quantification of hepatitis C (HCV) RNA and genotype in serum before initiating antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C.

 

Do not order this test to monitor response and progress during antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C.

Shipping Instructions

1. Freeze serum immediately, and ship specimen frozen on dry ice only.

2. If shipment will be delayed for more than 24 hours, freeze serum at -20 to -80 degrees C (up to 42 days) until shipment on dry ice.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Polypropylene vial (T465)

Specimen Volume: 3.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions.

2. Pour off serum into aliquot tube.

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

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.6 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Serum SSTFrozen (preferred)42 days
 Refrigerated 72 hours