|Mnemonic: ||[HepC Geno]|
|Name: ||Hepatitis C RNA Genotyping by Sequencing|
|Specimen: ||2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. EDTA plasma is also acceptable.|
Heparinized plasma is unacceptable.
Separate serum/plasma from cells within 6 hours of collection.
Send separate samples if multiple tests are ordered.
|Minimum Spec: ||0.5 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||FREEZE|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 3 days refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0055593|
| Method: ||PCR & Sequencing|
|Note: ||This test may be unsuccessful if the HCV RNA viral load is less than log 2.8 or 600 HCV RNA copies per mL of plasma.|
Should be ordered only if the Hepatitis C RNA Qualitative or Quantitative is known to be positive.