Herpesvirus 8 IgG antibody, IFA

Alphabetical Test listing

Herpesvirus 8 IgG antibody, IFA-994

  
Herpesvirus 8 IgG antibody, IFA
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Herpes virus
HHV8
  

Herpesvirus 8 IgG Antibody, IFA - Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is associated with the development of all forms of Kaposi's sarcoma as well as with some other rare lymphoproliferative diseases, such as primary effusion lymphoma and multicentric Castleman's disease.

Qualitative PCR is often used to aid in diagnosis of an HHV-8 infected individual. Quantitative PCR may be used to monitor the level of viremia in a patient, often in the context of therapy.

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.1 mL
  

Spin and separate

  

Ambient (preferred) - 7 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 30 days

  
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease (37959) via LabCorp (841155): R-NX
  
Tu
  
8 days
  

Immunoassay (IA)

  

<1:20

  
86790
  
02/06/2020