HEPATITIS C VIRUS GENOSURE (R) NS3/4A

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: HCVGS
UPHSM LIS Test #: 6357
Schedule:
Testing Time:
Testing Lab: Monogram Biosciences Inc

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 3.0 mL Plasma
Temperature: Frozen
Tube Type: 2 Lavender-top tubes
Collection Info:
Indicate the patient's HCV genotype (1a or 1b) with the test request.
Collect specimen in 2 lavender top (EDTA) tubes. Centrifuge specimens within six hours of collection, and remove plasma to a screw-top plastic transport tube and freeze. To avoid turn-around delays when requesting multiple tests om frozen samples, submit a separate frozen specimen for each test requested.

Methods

PCR amplification and DNA sequencing

Clinical Utilities

Detect resistance in HCV to direct-acting antiviral agents.
This test may not be successful when the viral load is <2000 IU/mL plasma.
This assay requires an HCV genotype of either 1a or 1b.

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.