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HUMAN HERPESVIRUS 6 (HHV6) QUANTITATIVE PCR

Synonym(s):

​HHV6 DNA Load

Description

Indications

​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. 

Specimen Required

​3-5 ml of whole blood in EDTA

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send sample at 2-80C. Sample should reach the laboratory as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours after collection.

Method

​Real-time PCR (In-house)

Test Results

​Detected (quantity reported in copies/mL), Undetectable or Inconclusive

Linear Range: 1,100 – 11,000,000,000 (3.04-10.04 log) copies/mL

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​5 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Tuesday and Friday

Remarks

Change History Notes

  • 28 Sep 2013 10:40 AM

    Day(s) Test Set-Up has been last updated on 28/09/13

  • 16 Jan 2017 11:10 AM

    Turnaround Time: Last updated on 16/01/17.

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