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Human Herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) antibody, IgM

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB3091 
Synonyms: Human herpes virus type 6 antibody, IgM
Methodology: Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 7-10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Stability: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month


Clinical Indications: PCR of blood or CSF is preferred for diagnosis of HHV-6 disease. IgM testing is neither sensitive nor specific and is discouraged.

CPT Code(s): 86790
Last Changed: 01/03/2017 06:49:03
Last Reviewed: 01/03/2017 06:49:44