Human Herpes virus type 8 quantitative, Real-time PCR

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Human Herpes virus type 8 quantitative, Real-time PCR-994

  
Human Herpes virus type 8 quantitative, Real-time PCR
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
HHV-8
  

HHV-8 is the etiologic agent of Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS). Numerous studies have documented a higher risk of developing KS among HIV patients, organ transplant patients, and other immunocompromised individuals.

Quantitative HHV-8 DNA PCR can be used to document the presence of the virus as well as track the course of infection.

  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
2.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 4 days

Specimen must be received at Viracor-IBT within 96 hours of collection

Ambient - 4 days

Frozen - 28 days

  
  • Specimens beyond their acceptable length of time from collection as listed in the specimen collection
  • Specimens received in trap containers
  • Specimen types other than those listed
  • Specimen not received in original tube
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.
  
Viracor Eurofins (8016) via LabCorp (816328): R-NX
  
Mo - Sa
  
2 - 3 days
  

Real-time, quantitative PCR (RT-PCR)

  

Negative

  
87799
  
Result 49406-2
  
05/29/2019
  
02/19/2020