FHHV6 - Specimen: Herpes Virus 6 DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FHHV6    
Herpes Virus 6 DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

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.

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

 

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.3 mL

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

Specimens other than

Whole blood

Anticoagulants other than

EDTA, ACD

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 temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole bloodRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 48 hours