Herpes Virus 8 HHV8 DNA Quantitative PCR


Sunquest Code:HHV8PC  
Epic Code:LAB6754Epic Name:HHV8 Quantitative PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
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. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
[Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 24 hours; refrigerated - 1 week; frozen - 1 month
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2013089


Interpretive

Reference Range:Not detected.


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