Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotyping at our institution is performed using the Versant Hepatitis C virus genotype 2.0 Line Probe Assay (LiPA). HCV Genie 2 utilizes a scanned image to generate the genotypes rather than a manual, laborious, and error prone process that involves the comparison of the banding pattern on a test strip to a physical reference table.
HCV Genie 2's paper has been submitted and a link will be provide here for more information when it become avaliable.
The procedure we recommend for decreasing processing time in your laboratory is as follows:
To utilize your own parameter object, save it somewhere that it can be accessed by URL. Then point HCV Genie to the URL by adding a ?params=<Your URL>. The server it is stored on must allow cross domain access to allow this tool to load it.