Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), QT, RNA PCR (Graphical) w/Reflex to HCV GenoSure® NS3/4A*

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Turnaround Time: 11-17 Days
CPT Code:

 87522. If reflex testing is performed, concomitant CPT codes/charges will apply.

Test Type: 4 mL Plasma (preferred) or serum, frozen


Quantification of HCV with reflex to HCV GenoSure NS3/4A drug resistance (at additional charge) if ≥2000 IU/mL. Detects Q80K polymorphism.

The HCV real-time PCR assay has a quantitative range of 15 IU/mL to 100,000,000 IU/mL. This assay requires an HCV genotype of either 1a or 1b.

Kleiber J, Walter T, Haberhausen G, Tsang S, Babiel R, Rosenstraus M. Performance characteristics of a quantitative, homogeneous TaqMan RT-PCR test for HCV RNA. J Mol Diagn. 2000 Aug; 2(3):158-166. PubMed 11229521

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Please indicate the patient's HCV genotype (1a or 1b) on the test request form. Submit the patient's Social Security number (or unique identifier) to order serial monitoring.

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, Plasma Preparation Tube (PPT™), gel-barrier tube.

Collect specimen in two PPT™ tubes, gel-barrier tubes or lavender-top (EDTA) tubes. Do not use green-top (heparin) tubes. Centrifuge specimen within six hours of collection, remove serum/plasma, and transfer specimen to polypropylene screw-capped tubes and freeze. Specimens collected in PPT™ need to be centrifuged within six hours and frozen. Ship frozen. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.