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Human Herpes Type 6 DNA PCR w/ varia

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CPT code:



Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), DNA PCR
Human Herpesvirus Type 6 DNA PCR

Clinical Use:

This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of infection with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6).

Specimen Type:

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or whole blood

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.2 mL

Container Type: 

Sterile container (CSF), lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube

Storage Instructions:

Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days; do not freeze. CSF is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days.

Rejection Criteria

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

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