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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
VHV6C
MiChart Code
HHV-6 DNA by PCR, Other Sources
Synonyms
  • HHV6
  • VHHV6
  • HHV-6 DNA qPCR
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Viracor Eurofins 6500
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a screw capped sterile tube. Send to Specimen Processing frozen

Normal Volume
2 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL CSF
Additional Information

Reactivation of HHV-6 is frequently associated with clinical disease. Direct effects of HHV-6 include fever, rash, hepatitis, encephalitis, pneumonitis and delay or suppression of bone marrow engraftment. Bone marrow suppression by HHV-6 is often confused with rejection in a HSCT patient. Test sent to Viracor Eurofins.

Billing
CPT Code
87533
Fee Code
36123
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