Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Detection or quantitation of Adenovirus. Used for monitoring of viral load to track the course of infection and response to treatment. Test detects all 52 serotypes.
2 - 5 days
- Adenovirus DNA qPCR, Blood
Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature (4 - 5 mL).
Adenoviruses are increasingly recognized as viral pathogens that can cause significant morbidity and mortality, especially in the immunocompromised patient. Mortality rates have been reported to be as high as 60% for pneumonia, 50% for hepatitis and 25% overall. Test sent to Viracor Eurofins.