Hepatitis C (HCV) Genotype Test


Test Code: 550475
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Hepatitis C (HCV) Genotype Test

The Hep C Genotyping test is used to help determine which strain of Hepatitis C a person has.  There are 6 major types of Hepatitis C and at least 50 subtypes.  Genotype 1 is the most common strain of Hep C accounting for 75% of cases in the United States.  Determining the specific type of Hepatitis C infection that a person has can help their doctor to determine the best course of treatment.  Results for this test will provide the Hep C type and in some cases will also provide the subtype (ie: 1A or 1B.)  A genotyping test may not be effective for people with a low viral level.

A Hep C Genotype test is typically ordered after someone has been diagnosed with a Hepatitis C infection.  Test results should be interpreted by a doctor to help determine which type of medication will be most effective in treating a person's Hep C.

This test is not intended as a screening for Hep C.  For an initial screening, a Hepatitis C Antibody test is ordered most commonly.   

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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