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Hepatitis C Viral RNA Genotype

Order Code CH235
Turnaround Time 10 days
Test Includes

: Hepatitis C virus genotype_x000D_

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Serum, Plasma
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

PPT potassium EDTA (white-top) tube or EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Preferred Specimens
Minimum Volume (uL)
0.6 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 72 hours
Refrigerated 14 days
Frozen 42 days
Reject Criteria

Unspun PPT tubes Heparinized samples

Special Instructions

Separate plasma (preferred) or serum (acceptable) from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation at 800-1600 X G for 20 minutes at room temperature. Transfer the plasma to a properly identified, sterile, polypropylene transport tube and ship refrigerated or frozen.

Test Details
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Clinical Significance

Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Genotype, LiPA – Determination of hepatitis C genotype is often required to select the most appropriate direct acting agent(s) (DAA) for the treatment of hepatitis C. Some DAA’s are only effective for the treatment of hepatitis C genotype 1, whereas others may be used for additional genotypes. Refer to the package inserts of the relevant DAA’s for guidance. A concurrent patient HCV viral load of >=300 IU/mL is required for this test.

Reference Ranges

See Laboratory Report_x000D_

Alternative Names
Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Genotype, LiPA_x000D_