General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 025914
Testing Time: 3-5 Days
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 3.0 mL
Temperature: Frozen
Tube Type: Serum or Plasma
Collection Info:
Minimum Volume: 300 µL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing)
Container: Gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or plasma preparation tube (PPT™)
Collection: Centrifuge sample within 24 hours of collection. Transfer serum/plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube. Ship frozen (preferred). Plasma from a PPT™ can be frozen and shipped in situ. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Specimen Acceptability

Cause for Rejection:
Incorrect anticoagulant; PPT(TM) not centrifuged

A separate frozen specimen is required for each frozen test ordered. Only submit samples that contain a HCV viral load >1000 IU/mL in serum or plasma.


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and solid-phase electrochemical detection

Clinical Utilities

This assay, for in vitro use, is intended for the genotyping of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in human serum and plasma. This test allows genotyping of the six major HCV types and their most common subtypes.

CPT Codes


* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

See Report