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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information


Two full lavender


HCV Genotype



Allow tube to fill completely


Alternative name(s)


Lab section

Molecular Pathology



When performed

24 hours / 7 days



When reported

Monday-Friday 0700h-1500h






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Important notes:

Pearl tops are accepted.

Rejection criteria:

Transportation notes:

Transportation devices:

Specimen preparation:

Specimen cannot be over 4 hours old, note time on Specimen Save form. If PEARL TOP received: Spin for 20 min at 3000 RPMs, after spinning place pearl top in refrigerator save bucket. If PURPLE TOP received: spin for 20 min at 3000 RPMs, remove plasma and place in refrigerator save bucket.




MCL Web resources

Specimen packaging pages

Reference lab 

ILH Web Resources
Last revised 10/20/2014