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HCV GENOTYPING PCR SEQUENCING

Test Number:
  • 0055593
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • PLASMA
Container Type:
  • EDTA/LAV TOP
  • PPT WHITE
  • OR PPT POTASSIUM EDTA
Alternative Specimen:
  • FROZEN SERUM FROM A NO ADDITIVE RED TOP OR REFRIDGERATED SERUM FROM SST
Volume:
  • 2 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • PREFERRED SPECIMEN: 2 mL frozen plasma from an EDTA lavender top tube, separate within 6 hours of collection and freeze immediately, or 2 mL PPT plasma white top tube, or PPT Potassium EDTA, centrifuge within 6 hours, and freeze immediately. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Transfer plasma or serum to a clean, plastic, screw-capped vial. PPT plasma tubes do not require transfer. Freeze at -20 degrees C or lower. separate and freeze plasma immediately in a plastic vial, place in a specimen bag with FROZEN SPECIMEN label applied and transport frozen.
Transport Temperature:
  • FROZEN OR REFRIDGERATED, DEPENDING
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 72 hours
  • refrigerated: 14 days
  • frozen: 42 days
Methodology:
  • Multi-Probe Reverse Hybridization
CPT Code:
  • 87902
Reject Criteria:
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 4 DAYS

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