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Human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) by PCR, quantitative

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB1346

 

Synonyms: 

HHV-6 Viral Load Human herpesvirus type 6 PCR, Quantitative

Methodology: 

Real-Time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.5 mL.

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Determine HHV-6 viral load in blood in immunocompromised hosts with unexplained illness.

Due to HHV-6 chromosomal integration, 0.5-1% of people have persistent high level HHV-6 in blood in the absence of disease.

 The quantitative range of this assay is 3.0 to 8.0 log10 copies/mL (1,000 to 100,000,000 copies/mL).

Reference Interval: 

Not detected 

CPT Code(s): 

87533

Last Changed: 

8/22/2017 11:36:23 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 11:36:31 AM