HCVG - Overview: Hepatitis C Virus Genotype, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: HCVG    
Hepatitis C Virus Genotype, Serum

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

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HCVGRHCV Genotype Resolution, SNoNo

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 Screening and Diagnosis of Hepatitis C

-Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment and Monitoring Algorithm: Interferon-Free Combination 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.)

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


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
HCV Genotyping