HHV6 DNA Load
To detect, monitor and quantitate HHV6 DNA in plasma of patients following solid-organ transplants, bone marrow and stem cell transplants. In the absence of another identified etiology, detection of HHV-6 in CSF is also considered diagnostic of HHV-6 encephalitis.
3-5 ml of whole blood in EDTA
Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Sample should reach the laboratory as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours after collection.
Real-time PCR (In-house)
Detected (quantity reported in copies/mL), Undetectable or Inconclusive Linear Range: 1,100 – 11,000,000,000 (3.04-10.04 log) copies/mL
Tuesday and Friday