Herpesvirus 8 DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR
2002996
 
Ordering Recommendation
Tissue is the preferred specimen for diagnosing HHV8-related disease. Refer to Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus/Human Herpesvirus 8 (0055629).
Mnemonic
HERPES 8
Methodology
Qualitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), yellow (ACD), plain red, or serum separator tube (SST).  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 0.7 mL whole blood, serum, or plasma to an ARUP standard transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen whole blood.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month (frozen whole blood unacceptable)  
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2002997Herpesvirus 8 DNA, QL Real-Time PCR
2002998Herpesvirus 8, DNA Source
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Cross References
  • HHV-8 (Herpes Virus 8 DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma (Herpes Virus 8 DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR)
  • KS (Herpes Virus 8 DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR)
Performed at Focus Diagnostics, Inc.