TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FH1N5    
Hepatitis C Viral RNA Genotype 1 NS5a Drug Resistance

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

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

Please submit one of the following:

 

Plasma:

Specimen Type: Plasma (Preferred)

Container/Tube: EDTA (lavender-top) tube(s).

Specimen volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL plasma refrigerated in a plastic vial.

 

Serum:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red-top tube, serum gel is acceptable.

Specimen volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

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

0.6 mL

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

Hemolysis Mild OK, Gross reject
Lipemia Mild OK, Gross reject
Icterus NA
Other Heparin plasma

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
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 42 days
 Ambient 72 hours