Multi-Probe Reverse Hybridization
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
Mon thru Fri
3 to 7 days
4 mL blood
Yellow ACD B tube also acceptable
Room Temp=72 hrs, Refrigerated=14 days, Frozen=42 days
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).