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Test ID: FADE    
Adenovirus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR

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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:

 

Preferred:

 

Respiratory  Specimen 

0.85 mL in M4 media or V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or

equivalent (UTM) shipped refrigerated.

 

Other acceptable specimens:

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a yellow-top (ACD) or lavender-top (EDTA)

tube(s). Spin down and transfer 1 mL ACD or EDTA plasma

into a plastic, screw-top vial . Send specimen refrigerated.

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is

acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated

in plastic vial.

 

CSF

Collect in a sterile container 1 mL and ship refrigerated.

 

BAL

Collect in a sterile container and ship refrigerated.

 

Sputum

Collect in a sterile container and ship refrigerated.

 

Urine

Collect in a sterile container 1 mL and ship refrigerated.

 

Blood

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) or yellow-top (ACD)

tube(s) and send 5 mL whole blood refrigerated (DO NOT FREEZE).

 

Bone Marrow

Draw bone marrow in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) or yellow-top (ACD)

tube(s) and send 5 mL bone marrow refrigerated. (DO NOT FREEZE).

 

 

 

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.

0.35 mL for Plasma, Serum, CSF or Urine

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

Specimens other than

Whole blood, bone marrow, plasma, serum, CSF, BAL, sputum, urine, respiratory specimen

Anticoagulants other than

NA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

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