Specimen Requirements

Title

NS5A 1 HCV RNA GENOTYPE DRUG RESISTANCE

Specimen Requirement

DRAW BLOOD IN A LAVENDER TOP. CENTRIFUGE, REMOVE PLASMA FROM CELLS AND SEND 2.0 mL PLASMA IN A SCREW-CAPPED PLASTIC VIAL. INDICATE PLASMA ON TRANSPORT TUBE.

ALTERNATE SPECIMEN: SST

 

**PLEASE DO NOT ORDER HCV GENOTYPE WITH THIS TEST IF YOU ALREADY KNOW THE GENOTYPE OF THE PATIENT. IT WILL DELAY TESTING.**

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), sequencing

Stability

Room Temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 42 days

Reference Range

Not Detected

Turnaround

6-8 Days

Clinical Use

**THIS TEST SUITABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH GENOTYPE 1 HCV INFECTION WHO EXPERIENCE TREATMENT FAILURE IWTH AN NS5A INHIBITOR**

MUST HAVE GENOTYPE 1a or 1b!!!

Test Code

HCGT1