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This test is for non-New York patient testing. For New York testing, please see Test Code 90252.
Do not eat immediately prior to sample collection. If patient has eaten recently, rinse mouth with plain water.
5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Whole blood collected in: ACD solution A or B (yellow-top) tube • Buccal swab collected in: DNA Genotek Oracollect Kit, or Celera DNA Collection Kit (follow collection kit instructions)
Do not freeze whole blood.
Buccal Swab: Use only Celera/Copan DNA Collection Kit (Celera part # is 5002737) or DNA Genotek OraCollect Kit (OC-100). Follow collection kit instructions.
Room temperature: 8 days
Refrigerated: 8 days
Room temperature: 14 days
Received frozen • Buccal swab received refrigerated • Incorrect collection device • Liquid has leaked from container/no liquid present
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
Set up: Daily night; Report available: 3 days
See Laboratory Report
The C polymorphism in rs12979860 is strongly associated with a two fold greater sustained virological response in European, African American, and Hispanic populations. Knowledge of the host genotype of patients infected with HCV will aid in the clinical decision to initiate treatment with PegIFN and RBV (a 48 week course of interferon and ribavirin which has limited efficacy and is often poorly tolerated due to side effects that prevent patients from finishing treatment).
Pegylated Interferon, Ribavirin, IL28 Polymorphism (rs12979860), Interleukin 28B, Hepatitis C (HCV), IL28B
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|90251||AccuType(R) IL28B||Pending assignment|
|ASTMRCVD||Results Received||19146-0||Reference lab test results|
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