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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genosure NS3/4A, Monogram Biosciences

Mnemonic:    [HCV Gsure]
Name:    Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genosure NS3/4A, Monogram Biosciences
Specimen:    3 mL EDTA Lavender top tube. Collect 2 Lavender (EDTA). Centrifuge the sampleswithin 6 hours of collection. Remove plasma and freeze it in a scre-capped polypropylene transport tube.

NOTE: Please indicate patient's HCV genotype: 1a or 1b on the requisition.

Unacceptable samples: heparinized plasma, non-frozen samples, samples received in "pop-top or "snap-cap" tubes.
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 6 hours ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    Monogram
  Method:    PCR and DNA Sequencing
Note:    Also known as: Q80K Polymorphism or HCV Drug Resistance

This procedure may not be successful when the viral load is <2000 IU/mL plasma. Requires a genotype of either 1a or 1b.
Processing Info:    Please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.