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Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping in Linden NJ

2016-03-16 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. Our lab located in Linden NJ.

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.

Upon infection, individuals may note fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches, or even fever. Among most individuals, the immune system is unable to clear the infection successfully, leading to chronic HCV infection that progresses over decades.  Individuals who develop cirrhosis of the liver may continue to advanced cirrhosis, which can lead to death. As a result, HCV infections are the leading indication for liver transplants and account for up to 50% of hepatocellular carcinoma cases.

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.

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:

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

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Somerset Patient Service Center
1553 Rt.27, Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: (609) 527-9199

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM



12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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

9:00 AM-3:39 PM

Cambridge Patient Service Center
503 Byrn Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (443) 477-6568
Fax: (443) 477-6530

6:00AM -3:00 PM    MONDAY - FRIDAY



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

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Chadbourne Patient Service Center
104 E7th Avenue, Chadbourne, NC 28431
Phone: (910) 340-6300

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jacksonville Patient Service Center
461 Western Blvd, Suite 122, Jacksonville, NC 28546
Phone: (910) 333-0283

Moday-Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Medical Drive Patient Service Center
1314 Medical drive, Suite 101, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: (910) 491-5253

8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Skibo Road Patient Service Center / Stat Lab
1905 Skibo Road, Suite 101, Fayetteville, NC 28314
Phone: (910) 867-7071

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

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

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

7:00 AM- 3:00 PM

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

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

ACCU Reference Louisiana
1532 River Oaks Road W., New Orleans, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 779-8163
Fax: (504) 779-8164

Monday - Friday

7:30 AM  - 5:00 PM

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

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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