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ACCUTYPE IL28B
Number 1342
CPT Code 81400
Alias INTERLEUKIN 28B POLYMORPHISM, ACCUTYPE
Specimen Container Lavender Top
Specimen Type Whole Blood EDTA
Turn Around Time 
Days Performed 
Reference Range 
Alternate Specimen Two buccal swabs
Volume 7 mL Whole Blood
Stability Ambient 
Stability Refrigerated 
Stability Frozen 
Patient Preparation 
Methodology 

Real-Time PCR with allele specific TaqMan probes

Limitations 

IL28B genotype is only one of many factors that can influence response rates to pegylated interferon/ribavirin therapy in HCV genotype 1 infection and should be interpreted in the context of other clinical factors. The mechanism by which the IL28B genotype mediates pegylated interferon/ribavirin treatment response in HCV genotype 1 is not yet understood and is the subject of intense research. The impact of the IL28B polymorphism on response rates in HCV genotypes other than genotype 1 is still being investigated.

Rejection Criteria 

Frozen specimen, hemolysis, improper container, 1 buccal swab, wet buccal swab

Additional Instructions 
Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
TagsHCV, IL28, IL28B, INTERLEUKIN 28B, RS12979860

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Primex Clinical Laboratories strives to provide clients with quality testing services to better support patient health. With the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become high in demand yet testing supplies are limited.

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