Hepatitis C Genotype


Test Information

Test Name

Hepatitis C Genotype

Synonyms

HCV Genotype; HCV Genotyping

Preferred Specimen

2x 6mL EDTA

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Processing Information

Registration Code

HCVG

Notes

  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • Store whole blood at room temperature for no longer than 4 hours and do not refrigerate
  • Separate & freeze EDTA plasma/ serum within 4 hours of collection time
  • Current Hepatitis C Viral Load result must accompany request
  • If requested with Hepatitis C Viral Load, make 2x Nunc tubes for each test, DO NOT share
  • Plasma/serum samples can be frozen and thawed no more than 4 times prior to specimen processing

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Request triaged by PLBOP Microbiology

- Whakatane

Request triaged by PLBOP Microbiology

Alternative Specimen

SST; Plain tube

Aliquot Instructions

Transfer plasma/serum to sterile microcentrifuge tubes using a sterile transfer pipette


Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Volume

1.0 mL plasma/ serum

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