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Hepatitis C Testing in NJ - Accu Reference Medical Lab

2016-03-23 05:00:00


Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping Test analyzes the most common HCV types and subtypes, which covers the vast majority of disease presence seen in the US and the world.

What is Hepatitis Virus C and why genotype?


The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a RNA virus that undergoes constant mutation, making it an infection that is a major, widespread public health problem. Globally, more than one million new cases are reported annually and currently, HCV is responsible for an estimated 8,000-to-10,000 deaths in the United States each year. HCV infection is also one of the main causes of cirrhosis to the liver, and hepatocellular carcinoma and HCV-related end stage liver disease is the leading reason for liver transplantation in the United States, as well.

An important variable for all patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the "genotype" of HCV with which they are infected. Approximately 75% of Americans with HCV have genotype 1 of the virus (subtypes 1a or 1b), and 20-25% have genotypes 2 or 3, with small numbers of patients infected with genotypes 4, 5, or 6. 6 Genotype 4 is much more common in Africa than in many other parts of the world, genotype 6 is common in Southeast Asia, and each area of the world has its own distribution of genotypes.

Test Components

The GenMark Dx eSensor HCV genotyping test is designed to genotype for the six most common HCV types and eight different subtype combinations, which covers the vast majority of disease presence seen in the US and the world.

  • Genotype 1a
  • Genotype 1b
  • Genotype 2a/c
  • Genotype 2b
  • Genotype 3
  • Genotype 4
  • Genotype 5
  • Genotype 6
  • Dual infections 1-4


Indications For Use
 
Determining the HCV genotype is a useful clinical tool for making therapeutic recommendations. Individuals with HCV genotypes 2 and 3 are about 3x more likely than individuals with genotype 1 to respond to therapy (both mono- and combination therapy). When using combination therapy, recommended treatment duration also depends on the genotype, adding to the clinical value of HCV genotype testing.

Testing Frequency

Patients with chronic HCV should be examined every 1-to-4 weeks while on therapy. Evaluation should continue for at least 6 months after stopping therapy to assess whether the response to therapy has been sustained.



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Find a Location

East Orange Patient Service Center
108 South Munn Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018
Phone: (862) 233-6611
Hours:

10:00 AM-5:00 PM


Glassboro Patient Service Center
359 N Main Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: (856) 881-5320
Hours:

7:30 AM-3:30 PM


Irvington Patient Service Center
40 Union Avenue, Suite 205, Irvington, NJ 07111
Phone: (862) 231-6223
Hours:

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
CLOSED THURSDAYS AND WEEKENDS


Jersey City Patient Service Center
709 Newark Ave 2nd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07036
Phone: (201) 222-0178
Hours:

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Linden Patient Service Center
1901 East Linden Avenue, Unit 25, Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: (908) 474-1004
Hours:

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CLOSED WEEKENDS


Somerset Patient Service Center
1553 Rt.27, Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: (609) 528-9199
Hours:

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
CLOSED WEEKENDS



Stamford Patient Service Center
111 High Ridge Road, First Floor, Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (908) 583-6607
Fax: (908)224-9700
Hours:

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CLOSED WEDNESDAY, WEEKENDS



Baltimore Patient Service Center
3455 Wilkins Avenue, Suite L10-A, Baltimore, MD 21229
Phone: (410) 644-0075
Hours:

9:00 AM-3:39 PM


Brooklyn Patient Service Center
5908 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: (718) 439-8200
Hours:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM


Chappaqua Service Center
175 King Street, Chappaqua, NY 10514
Phone: (914)861-2439
Fax: (914)861-2440
Hours:

Monday, Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday, Friday       8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CLOSED TUESDAY, WEEKENDS

 


New Hyde Park Patient Service Center
1575 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: (516) 500-1047
Hours:

7:30 AM-4:00 PM



Medical Drive Patient Service Center
1314 Medical drive, Suite 101, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: N/A
Hours:

8:30 AM-4:30 PM


Payetteville Patient Service Center I
1905 Skibo Road, Suite 101, Fayetteville, NC 28314
Phone: (910) 867-7071
Hours:

9:00 AM-6:00 PM


Walter Reed Patient Service Center
1220 Walter Reed Road, Suite A, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: (910) 491-1956
Hours:

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Bangor Patient Service Center
225 Erdman Avenue, Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 452-9174
Hours:

7:00 AM- 3:00 PM


Hazelton Patient Service Center
101 South Church Street, Hazelton, PA 18704
Phone: (570) 455-0747
Hours:

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Kingston Patient Service Center
517 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA 18704
Phone: (570) 283-0674
Hours:

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Nanticoke Patient Service Center
233 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634
Phone: (570) 735-2626
Hours:

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Conlin Patient Service Center
4420 Conlin Street, Ste#100, Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 302-2035
Hours:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Saxon Patient Service Center
4213 Saxon Street, Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 779-8163
Hours:

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM


West Bank Patient Service Center
1799 Stumpf blvd, Gretna, LA 70056
Phone: (504) 301-1817
Hours:

N/A



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