Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus/Human Herpesvirus 8
0055629
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Mnemonic
HHV-8
Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Fluorescence Monitoring
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-7 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Tissue.  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 100 mg or 0.5-2.0 cm3 tissue.
OR
formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Transport tissue block..  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Tissue: Frozen on dry ice.
Tissue Block:
Room temperature. Ship in cooled container during summer months.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Tissue on slides. Specimens fixed/processed in heavy-metal based (B-4 or B-5) fixatives.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 hours; Frozen: 1 year
Tissue Block:
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
By report

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0055629Kaposi Sarcoma HHV-8
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Cross References
  • Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8)
  • HHV-8 mutation testing
  • Human Herpesvirus 8
  • Kaposi Sarcoma mutation testing