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HEPATITIS C RNA QN PCR WITH REFLEX TO GENOTYPE

Test Code HCVVR 
Test HEPATITIS C RNA QN PCR WITH REFLEX TO GENOTYPE 
Methodology RT-PCR 
Description Hepatitis C RNA QN PCR with Reflex to Genotype when viral load is greater than 2,000 IU/mL 
Specimen Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube, plain red-top, or serum gel tube (SST). Spin down, remove plasma or serum from cells within 24 hours, and send 2.0 mL of serum or EDTA plasma FROZEN in a screw-capped plastic vial. 
Reference Values Undetected

Result range of the assay is 15 to 100,000,000 IU/mL (1.18 to 8.0 log IU/mL). Will reflex to HCVGenotype if viral load is greater than 2,000 IU/mL. 

Analytic Time Up to 8 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Thursday (varies) 
CPT Code(s) 87522  HCV Viral Load
87902  HCV Genotyping, if indicated