Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA, Qualitative, NAA With Reflex to Genotype

CPT: 87521. If reflex testing is performed, concomitant CPT codes/charges will apply.
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Test Details

Use

To detect or confirm hepatitis C virus infection; reflex test will determine the HCV genotype of HCV-positive specimens.

Methodology

Nucleic acid amplification (NAA)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Plasma or serum, frozen

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Container

Plasma preparation tube (PPT™) or screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport tube

Collection

Collect specimen in gel-barrier tube, PPT™, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a polypropylene screw-cap tube and freeze. Snap-cap or Pop-top tubes should be avoided and may result in specimen rejection. Ship frozen. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Freeze.

Causes for Rejection

Specimen not frozen; PPT™ not centrifuged

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Please submit a separate frozen sample for each frozen test ordered.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
550825 HCV NAA Qualitative (rfx Geno) 11259-9 550826 HCV RNA NAA Qualitative 11259-9
Reflex Table for HCV RNA NAA Qualitative
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 550481 Hepatitis C Genotype 550512 Hepatitis C Genotype 32286-7
Reflex 2 000000 550614 000000 32286-7
Reflex Table for HCV RNA NAA Qualitative
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 550481 Hepatitis C Genotype 550477 Please note: N/A

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