Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) NS5A Drug Resistance by Sequencing-Cancel and Reorder as ARMISC - LG6385


Sunquest Code:HCNS5A  
Epic Code:LAB6843Epic Name:HCV NS5A Drug Resistance Assay
Methodology:PCR
CPT Code:87902
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 10-13 days.
Special Instructions:Provide the patient's HCV genotype (subtype) 1a or 1b and current viral load.
This test may be unsuccessful if the HCV RNA viral load is less than log 3.4 or 2500 IU/mL and/or if the HCV RNA genotype is not 1a or 1b.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL plasma or serum within 2 hours of collection. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2014139


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:This assay detects resistance-associated variants in NS5A codons 20-101 for HCV genotypes 1a and 1b. Variants in viral sub-populations below 20 percent of total may not be detected.


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