Hepatitis C virus NS5A Drug Resistance 
Mnemonic MISC
CPT 87900, 87902
Test Code 3509949
Synonyms HCV Drug Resistance
Test Includes  
Specimen EDTA Plasma
Volume 2 mL
Container PPT or Lavender-top EDTA tube
Special Instructions Collect specimen in two lavender-top(EDTA) tube and centrifuge within 6 hours of collection. Remove plasma and transfer to purple screw cap frozen transport tube. Freeze and maintain frozen until testing.
Specimen Prep  
Storage Frozen
Transport Temp Frozen
Stability Rm Temp 6 hours
Stability Refrig 6 hours
Stability Frozen Preferred
Methodology Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and DNA next generation sequencing
Rejection Criteria PPT not centrifuged; insufficient volume; heparinized plasma; nonfrozen specimens 
Reference Value   
Performed/TAT Monday - Sunday