Adenovirus DNA, Quantitative, PCR


Sunquest Code:ADQT  
Epic Code:LAB5738Epic Name:Adenovirus DNA QT PCR
Methodology:Real-time PCR
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed 2-3 times/week, Mon-Fri; results are reported in 2-5 days.
Special Instructions:Blood and urine sources have been validated at UMMC-Fairview. All requests on samples other than blood or urine will be sent to a reference laboratory.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, Urine - See Special Instructions
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA), Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimens, stool or tissue specimens


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Send whole blood; store in refrigerator. Store urine refrigerated or frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship whole blood at refrigerated temperature. Ship urine refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Reportable Range: <500 copies/mL to 2,000,000 copies/mL. If reference range = normal value, then the referance rane is reported as "No adenovirus DNA detected."
Use:Adenovirus is increasingly recognized as a cause of severe or fatal infections in immunocompromised patients, particularly transplant recipients. This PCR assay provides sensitive detection for viral DNA, measuring viral loads ranging from 500 to 2,000,000 DNA copies/mL.


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