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

Abbrev Code:HCNS5A   
Order Code:LAB6843Order Name:HCV NS5A Drug Resistance Assay
CPT Codes: 87902 x1
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.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:72 hours refrigerated; 4 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2014139


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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