Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping

This test is referred to another lab outside our network
This does not affect where samples are sent and where your results are issued.
Description: 
Sample sent to Micropathology Ltd referral laboratory for Hepatitis C virus genotyping (Genotypes 1 to 6) and subtyping. Test required prior to treatment of chronic hepatitis C as genotype determines the choice of anti-HCV treatment regimen. This assay is available routinely Mon to Fri.
Clinical details: 
Chronic hepatitis C infection
Synonyms or keywords: 
HepCGT, HCVGT
Units: 
Not applicable
Sample type and Volume required: 
4-9ml Purple Top EDTA blood (for whole blood or plasma). Note: If using Electronic Patient Record (EPR) please order "Hepatitis C Genotype".
Turnaround time: 
14 working days
Storage and transport: 
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). Samples should be sent to CSR promptly as the sensitivity of assays that detect RNA/DNA depend on sample quality/integrity. Please store samples in a refrigerator if there is a delay in sending samples to CSR.
Contacts:
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730


For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017