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Qualitative, Real-Time DNA PCR on Hair Follicle or Nail Clippings for ciHHV-6

Test: Qualitative, Real-Time DNA PCR on Hair Follicle or Nail Clippings for ciHHV-6

Overview

Qualitative, Real-Time DNA PCR on Hair Follicle (preferred) or nail clippings for ciHHV-6

Testing for:
CiHHV-6
Tested on:
Hair Follicle
Test Codes:
1109
  • Uses

    Hair follicles and nail clippings can be tested for presence of HHV-6 DNA to determine integration. HHV-6 DNA would only be detected in a hair follicle (or nail clipping) in the case of ciHHV-6.

    Methodology

    Genomic DNA present in the sample is extracted using a commercial kit. Viral “gene of interest” specific primers and probes, deoxyribonucleotides, and a thermo-stable DNA polymerase are added to the PCR reaction.