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hepatitis c virus genotyping
Synonyms: HCV Genotyping 
Computer Code: HCVG
Specimen Collection: 5 mL blood (yellow or lavender top tube), or 5 mL blood (white top tube) for Outreach Clients. Specimen must be received within 5 hours of collection. 
Minimum Volume:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Lavender tube: Centrifuge, remove plasma and freeze within 6 hours of collection. White tube: Process within 6 hours of collection. Centrifuge for 10 min. at 3000 rpm. Transport at room temperature within 24 hours of collection. 
Reference Values: Negative This test will only be performed if the HCV RNA Detection or Quantitation is positive.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MOL DIAG See Test Requisition 9
Test Frequency: Weekly 
Routine TAT: 14-17 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87521 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 31,81
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 11/28/2015
Time: 17:03:04 (24hr)