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Test ID FH8RP Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR


Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Whole Blood

Draw blood in a lavender (EDTA) or yellow (ACD) tube(s) and submit 0.7 mL whole blood refrigerated (DO NOT FREEZE)

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 0.7 mL serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

 

Plasma

Draw blood in an EDTA or ACD tube(s), plasma gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 0.7 mL plasma refrigerated in a plastic vial.


Method Name

Real-Time PCR

Reporting Name

Herpes Virus 8 DNA, Quant RT-PCR

Specimen Type

Varies

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  48 hours

Reference Values

Reference Range: <1000 copies/mL

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 to 5 days

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Test Classification

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information

87799

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FH8RP Herpes Virus 8 DNA, Quant RT-PCR 49406-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z3237 Source 31208-2
Z3238 HHV-8 DNA, QN PCR 49406-2

NY State Approved

No