Test Overview
Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

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.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
Adenovirus DNA qPCR, Blood
Reference Laboratory
Viracor Eurofins 7500
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Blood: Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature (4 - 5 mL). The following specimen types are also acceptable: Amniotic Fluid or CSF (2 mL in sterile tube, freeze), Bronchial Lavage (BAL) (2 mL in sterile tube, room temperature), Bone Marrow (1 - 2 mL in EDTA, room temperature), Tissue (moistened with saline, in sterile cup, freeze), and Urine (2 mL in sterile tube, room temperature).

Alternate Specimen
Acceptable specimen types (1/23/12): amniotic fluid, BAL, bone marrow, bronch wash, CSF, fecal, nasal asp, nasal wash, NP aspirate, NP swab, NP wash, pericardial fluid, plasma, pleural fluid, serum, tissue, throat gargle, trach asp, trach wash, urine.
Normal Volume
5 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume
4 mL EDTA whole blood
Rejection Criteria
Wood shafted swab, calcium alginate swab, or romm temperature specimens greater than 96 hrs old are not acceptable. Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue is not acceptable.
Additional Information

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-IBT Laboratories.

CPT Code
Fee Code
NY State Approved