Test directory: Hepatitis C, Genotyping

Ordering Code4548
Test NameHepatitis C, Genotyping
AliasHCV Genotyping
Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Optimum Volume4 mL
Collection InstructionsPlease collect 2 tubes for this test
HCV viral load >200 IU/mL within 2 weeks is required for genotyping
If viral load is >10,000 IU/mL AND within 4 weeks AND no antiviral therapy, contact Client Services if genotyping is desired
Genotyping is not performed if viral load is older than 4 weeks; If Genotyping (4548) is requested on a fresh specimen, please contact Client Services to change request
HCV Quant w/ Reflex to Genotype (5442)
Cannot share with any other test.
Handling InstructionsPlease collect 2 tubes for this test
Serum must be separated from cells within 6 hours of collection.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 6 Hours
Refrigerated: 3 Days
Frozen: 2 Months
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, Grossly hemolyzed,
HCV Viral Load <200 IU/mL, Unseparated specimen >6 hours,
Thawed specimens, Specimens other than serum,
Non-polypropylene aliquot tube
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 4 Days
MethodologyPCR Electrochemical Detection

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Hepatitis C, GenotypingALL

This assay is...

This assay is performed using a test kit which is designated as "For Research Only. Not for Use in
Diagnostic Procedures." by the test kit manufacturer
The performance characteristics of this assay have been determined by Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc.
See report.