Test Overview
Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Detection or quantitation of HHV-7. Used for monitoring of viral load to track the course of infection and response to treatment. Test detects both Type A and Type B.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

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Miscellaneous Lab Sendout
  • HHV7
Reference Laboratory
Viracor Eurofins 7000
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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

Alternate Specimen
Acceptable specimen types (1/23/12): BAL, bronch wash, CSF, fecal, plasma, serum, tissue, trach asp, trach wash.
Normal Volume
Blood: 5 mL EDTA whole blood; CSF: 2 mL
Minimum Volume
Blood: 4 mL EDTA whole blood; CSF: 2 mL
Additional Information

Reactivation of HHV-7 has been found in the BMT, renal & liver transplantation population. Direct effects of HHV-7 include fever, rash, myelosuppression, hepatitis, encephalitis, pneumonitis and viral syndrome. Indirect effects include CMV syndrome, invasive CMV disease, invasive fungal disease, allograft dysfunction and acute cellular rejection. Test sent to Viracor Eurofins.

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