Test Overview
Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

HHV-8 is also known as Kaposi Sarcoma, a malignancy of the skin. HHV-8 is not ubiquitous like most other herpesviruses. The distribution of HHV-8 is related to a combination of geographic factors and behavioral risk factors. Primary infection of HHV-8 in immunocompromised children is associated with fever and maculopapular rash. Numerous studies have documented the risk of developing KS among organ transplant recipients and patients taking immunesuppressive drugs.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
VHV8C
MiChart Code
HHV-8 DNA by PCR, Other Sources
Synonyms
  • HHV8
  • VHHV8
  • HHV-8 DNA qPCR
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Viracor Eurofins 8000
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

CSF: Send specimen frozen in a sterile tube (2 mL).

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

Test sent to Viracor Eurofins.

Billing
CPT Code
87799
Fee Code
36124
NY State Approved
No