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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6393

Test Synonym

  • HCV Genotype, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotyping

Minimum Volume

  • 2.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum Or Plasma


  • White Top Plasma Preparation Tube, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Serum, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma


  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 87902
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 3.0 mL FROZEN Serum or Plasma (EDTA or ACD)in a screw cap plastic transport tube; also acceptable - Frozen PPT Tube (centrifuged)

Additional Information

  • Only submit samples that contain a HCV Viral Load >600 IU/mL Specimen can be collected in PPT(TM), gel-barrier tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Do NOT use green-top (heparin) tubes. Centrifuge specimen within 6 hours of collection, remove serum/plasma, and transfer specimen to polypropylene screw-capped tube, and freeze. Specimens drawn into PPT(TM) need to be centrifuged within 6 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. Sample rejection - Specimen not frozen on the date of collection, PPT not centrifuged or sample shipped refrigerated or room temp