Herpesvirus 6 (HHV6) (A and B), Quantitative PCR
0060071
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Mnemonic
HHV6PCR
Methodology
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), serum separator tube, or CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
Not detected
Interpretive Data
The quantitative range of this test is 3.0-6.0 log copies/mL (1,000-999,000 copies/mL)

A negative result (less than 3.0 log copies/mL or less than 1,000 copies/mL) does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or HHV6 DNA in concentrations below the level of detection of the test. Inhibition may also lead to underestimation of viral quantitation.

No international standard is currently available for calibration of this test. Caution should be taken when interpreting results generated by different methodologies.

See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
The limit of quantification for this DNA assay is 3.0 log copies/mL (1,000 copies/mL). If the assay DID NOT DETECT the virus, the test result will be reported as "<3.0 log copies/mL (<1,000 copies/mL)." If the assay DETECTED the presence of the virus but was not able to accurately quantify the number of copies, the test result will be reported as "Not Quantified."

This assay detects and quantifies HHV6 subtypes A and B.
CPT Code(s)
87533
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060072HHV6 Source
0060073HHV6 Type
0060075HHV6 Quant (copy/mL)
0060077HHV6 Quant (log copy/mL)
0060787HHV6 DNA, Quant Interp
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Cross References
  • herpes
  • HHV-6 quantitative
  • HHV-6A
  • HHV-6B
  • HHV6 Quant PCR
  • Human herpesvirus 6
  • Roseola
  • Viral load monitoring