Test Directory

HCV Genotyping

Containers - Adult

Universal Container 0.2
Volume Range

​Clean molecular grade 2 ml vial

Laboratory Site

51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
EH16 4SA
Telephone: 0131 536 1000

Special instructions for collection

Minimum volume: 1ml​

Stored frozen plasma (1ml) at -20oC or lower

How to request

​​HCV genotyping is only carried out if there is evidence of ongoing HCV viraemia


​Monday - Friday

Anticipated turnaround

10 days

General additional information

​Clinical information: HCV viral load of sample being sent and current HCV risk status

Special precautions: Haemolysed specimens can be inhibitory

For tests requested on samples already held in the NHS Lothian Laboratory email loth.bbvsequencing@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk