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HHV-8 DNA PCR (Lab Approval Required)

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8726

 

Methodology: 

Polymerase chain reaction

Schedule: 

Sent to ARUP

Reported: 

1-2 weeks

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 3.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: To diagnose posttransplant infection if donor was HIV-infected or at high risk for HHV-8 infection. For HHV-8 associated tumors, immuonstain of tissue is the preferred method.

The quantitative range of this assay is 3.8-8.8 log10 copies/mL.

Reference Interval: 

Not detected

CPT Code(s): 

87799

Last Changed: 

9/1/2017 4:18:30 PM

Last Reviewed: 

9/1/2017 4:18:30 PM