Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) GenoSure NS3 and NS4A

Abbrev Code:HCS34A   
Order Code:LAB6848Order Name:Hep C NS3/4A Protease Inhib Res Genosure
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)/DNA Sequencing
CPT Codes: 87902 x1, 87900 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 10-17 days.
Special Instructions:Provide the patients HCV genotype (subtype) 1a or 1b and viral load.
Procedure should be used for patients with HCV genotype (subtype) 1a or 1b and a viral load greater than 2000 IU/mL.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:6.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:6.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Test requires a minimum of 3 mL of plasma. For patients with high RBC, additional specimen may be required.
Causes for Rejection:Room temperature or refrigerated specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL plasma, 2 mL minimum, within 6 hours of collection. Freeze immediately.CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted with multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:2 weeks frozen at -20 degrees C
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3001234


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Resistance test for HCV Protease inhibitors, including protease inhibitors boceprevir, paritaprevir, simeprevir and telaprevir Pis. Identifies the Q80K polymorphism.

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