Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be genotyped/subtyped by line probe assay (LiPA). The HCV genotype of either 1a,1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 is determined and reported. In the United States, the most common HCV genotype is genotype 1a (60.3%) and genotype 1b (16.7%).1,2

HCV Subtypes
  1. Nainan OV, Alter MJ, Kruszon-Moran D, Gao FX, Xia G, McQuillan G, Margolis HS. Hepatitis C genotypes and viral concentrations in participants of a general population survey in the United States. Gastroenterology. 2006;131(2):478-484. PubMed 16890602
  2. Internal data. Laboratory Corporation of America, Holdings.