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.

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

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
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