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Hepatitis C Viral RNA Genotype 1 NS3 Drug Resistance (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Hepatitis C Viral RNA NS3 Drug Resistance Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Sequencing
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Battery Members

HCV NS3 Subtype, Boceprevir Resistance, Paritaprevir Resistance, Simeprevir Resistance

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 3 day(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 42 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross lipemia
  • Heparinized specimens

Comments

Testing will be forwarded to Quest Infectious Disease for testing.

CPT Code

  • 87902