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HCV Genotyping

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB915
EPIC Order
  Hepatitis C Genotype
CPT Code(s)   87902
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Molecular Microbiology; 984-974-1820
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top, orange top tubes are not acceptable; see important Comments
Availability Routine: 2x/month
  STAT: N/A
Turnaround Time   7-14 days
 
Comment Hepatitis C virus genotyping is performed using Abbott RealTime HCV Genotype II (real time RT-PCR) targeting the 5’UTR for genotype determination and the NS5b gene for 1a and 1b subtype differentiation.  A viral load of at least 500 IU/mL is required for genotyping.

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, freeze

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 28, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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