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Hepatitis C RNA Genotyping by Sequencing

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.