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Human Herpesvirus 6, DNA

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Utilization Guidelines There is no indication for HHV-6 testing on urine samples.
Test code HHV6
Test group Herpes
Performed by Viracor
Sendout? Yes
Method Real time PCR
Collection Instructions Place tissue specimens in sterile saline to keep moist
Container type Lavender top, CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood (preferred), CSF, Marrow, BAL, Unfixed tissue
Preferred volume 3 mL blood
Min. Volume 2 mL blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Improperly submitted samples
Processing notes Keep non-CSF samples at room temperature and ship at room temperature. Samples should be received at Viracor within 96 hours of collection.

CSF must be frozen transported to China Basin and then shipped on dry ice to ViraCor.
Normal range
Synonyms HHV-6 PCR; Human Herpes virus 6, PCR; HHV6
Turn around times Results available 24 hours after receipt at Viracor
Additional information Assay range: 100-1.0x108 copies/mL
LOINC code 29495-9
Last Updated 11/21/2013 1:01:22 PM
Entry Number 1042
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