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HHV-6 Chromosomal Integration (ci-HHV-6)

Test: HHV-6 Chromosomal Integration (ci-HHV-6)

Overview

RT-PCR

Testing for:
CiHHV-6
Sample Type:
Hair Follicle (preferred) or nail clippings
Test Code/s:
1109
Preferred Volume:
3-5 hair with follicles (root attached). 5+ nail clippings
Minimum Required:
2-3 hair follicles (root attached). 2-3 nail clippings
Storage:
Room Temperature
Shipping:
Room Temperature
Turnaround Time:
5 Business Days
 
  • Uses

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

    Sample Instructions

    1. For hair follicle collection, using a tweezers, get close to the scalp and pull 3-5 hairs ensuring that the root is attached. For nail collection, trim 5+ nails with the clipping close to the nail plate i.e., onychodermal band. Using a tweezers, immediately place specimens in sealable bag.

    2. Label the sealed bag with first name, last name, date of birth, date and time of collection.

    3. If this is a hospital/institution order, click on the green button located in the blue box to complete the Institutional Test Request Form. Private Practice Physicians, please click and complete this test request form. Scan and send to records@coppelabs.com to give Coppe Laboratories notification that the sample is being sent.

    4. Enclose the test request form along with the sealed, labeled bag containing the specimens in another sealed bag.

    5. Ship at room temperature. You may wish to include Coppe Laboratories on shipping notifications for tracking purposes.

  • Specimen

    Volume / Collection Type

    Minimum

    Storage

    Shipping


    N/A
    3-5 hair with follicles (root attached). 5+ nail clippings
    2-3 hair follicles (root attached). 2-3 nail clippings
    Room Temperature
    Room Temperature

    Specimen:   
    N/A
    Volume / Collection Type:   
    3-5 hair with follicles (root attached). 5+ nail clippings
    Minimum:   
    2-3 hair follicles (root attached). 2-3 nail clippings
    Storage:   
    Room Temperature
    Shipping:   
    Room Temperature
  • Turn Around Time

    5 Business Days
  • 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.