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Test ID: HCVG    
Hepatitis C Virus Genotype, Serum

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Determining hepatitis C virus genotype (1 to 5) to guide antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C 

 

Differentiating between hepatitis C virus subtypes 1a and 1b

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Testing Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Hepatitis C
-Chronic Hepatitis C Standard-of-Care Treatment Algorithm: Combined Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin Therapy

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Followed by Hybridization with Sequence-Specific, Fluorescent-Labeled Oligonucleotide Probes
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Diagnostic Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

HCV Genotype, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

HCV Genotype, S
HCVG
HCV Genotyping