Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HCV RNA GENOTYPE NS5A DRUG RESISTANCE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
NS5A      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: NS5A         Geisinger Epic ID: 47181

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

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Separate serum or plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation. Transfer to a plastic screw-cap vial and refrigerate or freeze. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 42 days
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis. Grossly lipemic specimens. Specimens collected using heparin as an 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.
Methodology:
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
DNA Sequencing
Synonyms:
Quest test code 92447

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up daily. Report available 2-4 days.    
Performed stat? No
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