General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 026357
Testing Time: 10-14 Days
Testing Lab: Monogram Biosciences Inc

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 2.0 mL
Temperature: Frozen
Tube Type: Plasma (preferred) or serum, frozen
Collection Info:
Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Container: Ship in plasma preparation tube (PPT™) or screw-capped polyproplylene frozen transport tube.
Collection: Collect specimen in one PPT™ tube, gel-barrier tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Do not use green-top (heparin) tubes. Centrifuge specimen within six hours of collection, remove serum/plasma, and transfer specimen to polypropylene screw-capped tubes, and freeze. Specimens drawn into PPT™ tubes need to be centrifuged within six hours and frozen. Ship frozen. 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:
PPT(TM) not centrifuged; insufficient volume; heparinized plasma; nonfrozen specimen; specimen exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles; specimen received in "pop-top" or "snap- cap" tube


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and DNA next generation sequencing

Clinical Utilities

Assessment of drug susceptibility by nucleic acid sequencing of a patient's hepatitis C virus (HCV) to the NS3/4A protease inhibitors. Detects Q80K polymorphism. Assay should be used for patients with documented HCV genotype 1.

CPT Codes

87900; 87902

* 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

Result and interpretation provided.