Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
HHV-6 DNA by PCR
Soft Order Code
VHHV6

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Detection or quantitation of HHV-6. Used for monitoring of viral load to track the course of infection and response to treatment. Test detects both Type A and Type B.

Reference Range
 

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

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: Bronchial Lavage (BAL) (2 mL in sterile tube, room temperature), Bone Marrow (2 mL in EDTA, room temperature), CSF (2 mL in sterile tube, freeze),and Tissue (moistened with saline, in sterile cup, freeze).

Collection Offsite

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: Bronchial Lavage (BAL) (2 mL in sterile tube, room temperature), Bone Marrow (2 mL in EDTA, room temperature), CSF (2 mL in sterile tube, freeze),and Tissue (moistened with saline, in sterile cup, freeze).

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
5 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume
4 mL EDTA whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
87533
Pro Fee Code
 
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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.