Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : HHV-6 Quantitative PCR, Plasma Order Code : HHV6QT
Synonyms: HHV-6 Viral Load, Human Herpes Virus-6 Viral Load, HHV-6 PCR Quantitative
Specimen Type: Plasma
Container Type: Dedicated Lavender-top tube (EDTA); Dedicated Yellow-top tube Acid Citrate Dextrose Solution A (ACD)
Required Volume: 7 mL whole blood (EDTA or ACD); 3 mL plasma
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1 mL whole blood (EDTA or ACD); 0.5 mL plasma
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Standard Run Times: Weekly
Turnaround Time: 7 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood refrigerated. Centrifuge whole blood within 6 hours of collection and transfer plasma to a separate tube. Transport refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport plasma frozen.
CPT Codes: 87533
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB3537
SHC EPIC Code: LABHHV6QT
Causes For Rejection: Samples containing heparin; delay in transit; containers other than lavender (EDTA) or yellow (ACD) top tubes.
Department: Virology