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Test ID: FHV6D    
Herpes Virus-6 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 one of the following:

 

Whole Blood: Collect 1 mL (lavender-top) EDTA or (yellow-top) ACD whole blood. Ship refrigerate.

 

Serum: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Separate immediately and submit 1 mL serum refrigerate in a plastic vial.

 

Plasma: Draw blood in a (lavender-top) EDTA or (yellow-top) ACD tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is acceptable.) Separate immediately and submit 1 mL plasma refrigerate in a plastic vial.

 

CSF: Collect 1 mL of spinal fluid (CSF) is sterile leak proof container. Ship refrigerate in a plastic vial.

 

Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Collect 1 mL in sterile leak proof container. Ship refrigerate in a plastic vial.

 

Bone Marrow: Collect 1 mL bone marrow in a (lavender-top) EDTA or (yellow-top) ACD tube. Ship refrigerate.

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
VariesRefrigerated7 days