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Test ID HHV6V Human Herpesvirus-6, Molecular Detection, PCR, Spinal Fluid

Useful For

As an adjunct in the rapid diagnosis of human herpesvirus-6 infection in cerebrospinal fluid specimens

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Reporting Name

HHV-6 PCR, Varies

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Supplies: Sarstedt 5 mL Aliquot Tube (T914)


Preferred: Aliquot Tube

Acceptable: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values


Day(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HHV6V HHV-6 PCR, Varies 33942-4


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SS012 Specimen Source 31208-2
56092 HHV-6 PCR, Varies 33942-4

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Report Available

2 to 5 days

NY State Approved



If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.