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Hepatitis C Genotype

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


2 x 4 ml EDTA blood, purple top, Only available if patient is positive for hepatitis C RNA  (detectable viral load)


Turnaround Time: 14 days

Determination of hepatitis C genotype pre anti-viral treatment

Other Comments:

Sample storage: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Birmingham Heartlands