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93871: Hep C Viral Rna Genotype,lipa W/ Rfx To Hcv Ns5a Drug Resist Print View
HCV RNA, Genotype, LiPA(R)      

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 3 (1.2) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum 3 (1.2) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)  
  PPT Potassium EDTA(white)   Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  

Determination of hepatitis C genotype is often required to select the most appropriate direct acting agent(s) (DAA) for the treatment of hepatitis C. Some DAAs are only effective for the treatment of hepatitis C genotype 1, whereas others my be used for additional genotypes. Refer to the package inserts of the relevant DAAs for guidance.

Freshly drawn specimens (whole blood) may be stored at 2-25 degrees
centigrade for up to 24 hours prior to centrifugation. Separate plasma
or serum from cells within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation.
Follow manufacturer's instructions for collection tube handling.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
5 days

CPT Code
87902

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

Notes
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Reject Criteria: Whole blood samples greater than 24 hours; frozen whole blood
Methodology: Multi-Probe Reverse Hybridization; Polymerase Chain Reaction and DNA Sequencing
Additional Information: If HCV Genotype, LiPA is "GENOTYPE 1", "GENOTYPE 1a", or "GENOTYPE 1a OR 1b" then reflex Hepatitis C Viral RNA Genotype 1 NS5a Drug Resistance will be performed at additional charge (CPT code(s): 87902).






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