2 - 5 days
HHV-6 DNA qPCR
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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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 ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
The following specimen types are 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).