|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.|