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HHV-6A, HHV-6B PCR DNA Whole Blood

Test: HHV-6A, HHV-6B PCR DNA Whole Blood

Overview

  • Real-Time DNA PCR on Cellular Samples
  • Whole Blood, Bone Marrow and Cord Blood for HHV-6A, HHV-6B
Testing for:
HHV-6A / HHV-6B
Sample Type:
Whole Blood, Cord Blood, Bone Marrow
Test Code/s:
1112
Preferred Volume:
3.0 mL
Minimum Required:
1.0 mL
Storage:
Room temperature <48 hours
Shipping:
Room Temperature
Turnaround Time:
5 business days
 
  • Uses

    Herpesvirus DNA PCR on cellular samples is the gold standard for early detection of a primary infection, tracking the course of infection and monitoring response to treatment. However, HHV-6 DNA PCR will not differentiate HHV-6 reactivation from patients with ciHHV-6.

    Sample Instructions

    1. Collect whole blood, bone marrow, or cord blood in EDTA tube labeled with patient name, date of birth, and date and time of draw.

    2. Place tube into a biohazard bag with an absorbent pad and seal.

    3. Complete the test request form by clicking on the green Hospital/Institution Ordering button located in the blue box. Scan and send to records@coppelabs.com to give Coppe Laboratories notification that the sample is being sent.

    4. Place the form and the sample in another sealable bag or pouch, seal, and ship according to the listed shipping specifications.

    5. Send the sample using an overnight delivery service. Coppe Laboratories accepts shipments MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. Holiday closures will be posted on the home page of the Coppe website, www.coppelabs.com.

  • Specimen

    Volume / Collection Type

    Minimum

    Storage

    Shipping


    N/A
    3.0 mL
    1.0 mL
    Room temperature <48 hours
    Room Temperature

    Specimen:   
    N/A
    Volume / Collection Type:   
    3.0 mL
    Minimum:   
    1.0 mL
    Storage:   
    Room temperature <48 hours
    Shipping:   
    Room Temperature
  • Turn Around Time

    5 business days
  • Methodology

    DNA present in the cellular sample is extracted using a commercial kit. To amplify the small amounts of relevant viral DNA present, viral “gene of interest” specific primers and probes, deoxyribonucleotides, and a thermo-stable DNA polymerase are added to the PCR reaction.