HCV NS3/4A Protease Inhibitor Resistance, GenoSure
Label Mnemonic: HCVNS3
Epic Lab Code: LAB8207
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA)
Minimum:
Draw 6 mL plasma in Pink top tube

Testing requires a dedicated tube.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection. Critical frozen.
Turn Around Time:
7-13 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
By report
Comments:
Recommended testing for HCV genotype 1 patients prior to initiating simeprevir therapy.

Provide the patients HCV genotype (subtype) 1a or 1b. Procedure should be used for patients with HCV genotype (subtype) 1a or 1b and a viral load greater than 2000 IU/mL.
Methodology:
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing
CPT Code:
87900; 87902