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Test ID: HCVG    
Hepatitis C Virus 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

Shipping Instructions

Ship specimen frozen on dry ice only. If shipment will be delayed for more than 3 days, freeze serum at -20 degrees C or colder (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: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions (eg, centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

2. Transfer serum into aliquot tube.

Additional Information:

1. Specimens should contain a recommended minimum HCV viral load of 500 IU/mL.

2. Serum specimens previously submitted to other laboratories for non-microbiology tests are NOT acceptable for add-on test requests, due to possible sample-to-sample carryover from automation used for those tests.

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

1.5 mL

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

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia 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