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Test ID: FHV7D    
Herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Whole Blood

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) or yellow-top (ACD) tube(s) and submit 1 mL whole blood. Ship refrigerated (DO NOT FREEZE).

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Allow blood to clot at room temperature and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Submit 1 mL serum in a plastic vial. Ship refrigerated.

 

Plasma

Draw blood in an EDTA or ACD tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is acceptable.) Allow blood to clot at room temperature and separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Submit 1 mL plasma in a plastic vial. Ship refrigerated.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis:

NA

Thawing:

Warm reject; Cold OK

Lipemia:

NA

Icterus:

NA

Other:

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 48 hours