HEPATITIS E VIRUS BY QUANTITATIVE PCR

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Lavender EDTA

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized specimens

Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeHEPCR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87799
LOINC Codes
Hepatitis E Quant by PCR, Source
Acceptable Prompt Responses:
Serum
Plasma   31208-2  
Hepatitis E Quanti by PCR, IU/mL   69961-1  
Hepatitis E Quant by PCR, Log IU/mL   78750-7  
Hepatitis E Quant by PCR, Interp   48767-8  

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