Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR
2008440
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
HHV8 QUANT
Methodology
Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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
Refer to Report
Note
CPT Code(s)
87799
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2008441Herpesvirus 8 DNA, Quantitative RT-PCR
2008442Herpesvirus 8 DNA, Source
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Cross References
  • Kaposi Sarcoma
  • KS
Performed at Focus Diagnostics, Inc.