Detect and quantify HHV6 subtypes A and B in immunocompromised patients.
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), serum separator tube, or CSF.
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months
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.
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060072||HHV6 by PCR Source||31208-2|
|0060073||HHV6 by PCR Type||38348-9|
|0060075||HHV6 Quant by PCR (copy/mL)||38349-7|
|0060077||HHV6 Quant by PCR (log copy/mL)||38350-5|
|0060787||HHV6 by PCR Interp||51730-0|
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