FADE - Specimen: Adenovirus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR

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Test Name

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

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:

 

Supplies: BBL CultureSwab, viral transport media

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Throat, nasopharyngeal

Container/Tube: M4, V-C-M (green cap), or equivalent

Container/Tube: Collection Instructions: Place swab into viral transport media.

 

Specimen Type: Respiratory

Sources: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.85 mL

 

Other acceptable specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Fluid

Source: Spinal Fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile Vial

Specimen Volume: 0.85mL

 

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.85 mL

 

Specimen Type: Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow-top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Additional Information: 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).

 

Specimen Type: Serum

Collection Container/Tube: Red or SST

Submission Container/Tube: 12x75 mm screw capped vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL serum in a screw-capped vial, shipped refrigerated.

 

Specimen Type: Plasma

Collection Container/Tube: yellow-top (ACD) or lavender-top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: 12x75 mm screw capped vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: 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.

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

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 temperatures are also included.

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