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Lab Test Dictionary

Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Genotype, LiPA (37811)


Multi-Probe Reverse Hybridization

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Mon thru Fri

Standard TAT

3 to 7 days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

4 mL blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Yellow ACD B tube also acceptable

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=72 hrs, Refrigerated=14 days, Frozen=42 days

Test Volume Required

2 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.6 mL

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate plasma within 24 hrs of collection. Refrigerate plasma.


Hepatitis C Genotype is a predictor of response to interferon alfa-2b (non-type 1 are better responders) and to combination therapy with interferon and ribavirin (all types respond but dosage and duration of treatment is dependent on genotype; type 1 requires extended treatment).

CPT Codes