Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HEPATITIS C VIRAL RNA GENOTYPE 3 NS5A DRUG RESISTANCE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB4286         Geisinger Epic ID: 179299

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
4 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
2mL EDTA plasma or serum, minimum 0.6 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Separate plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation. Transfer to a transport tube and refrigerate or freeze. Serum is collected in a Serum Separator Tube (SST®) or red-top tube (no gel). Transfer to a transport tube and refrigerate or freeze. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 42 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens not aliquoted off the cells, Gross hemolysis, Grossly lipemic, Specimens using heparin as the anticoagulant.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87902
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
HCV NS5a Subtype, Daclatasvir Resistance, Velpatasvir Resistance
Methodology:
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 93325

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Quest Diagnostics

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Frequency: Tuesdays    
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