Herpes Virus 8 HHV8 DNA Quantitative PCR


Sunquest Code:HHV8PC  
Epic Code:LAB6754Epic Name:HHV8 Quantitative PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CPT Code:87798
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-5 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimens


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2013089


Interpretive

Reference Range:Not detected.


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