HERPESVIRUS 6, QUANTITATIVE PCR

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL plasma (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.
Specimen source required.

Alternate Specimen
CSF, Serum: SST, Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized or hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-10 days
Test CodeHHV6D
CPT-4 Code (s)
87533
LOINC Codes
HHV6 by PCR Source   31208-2  
HHV6 by PCR Type   29495-9  
HHV6 Quant by PCR (copy/mL)   29495-9  
HHV6 Quant by PCr (log copy/mL)   29495-9  
HHV6 by PCR Interp   51730-0  

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