Ordering Recommendation

Detect and quantify adenovirus groups A-F. Diagnose adenovirus in patients. Monitor disease and/or response to therapy.




Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction




1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or serum separator tube

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze whole blood specimens. Transport 1 mL whole blood, serum or plasma in a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen whole blood. Heparinized specimens.


Specimen source required.


Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Interval

Not detected

Interpretive Data

The quantitative range of this assay is 3.0- 7.0 log copies/mL (1,000-10,000,000 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 Adenovirus DNA concentrations below the level of detection of the assay.  Inhibition may also lead to underestimation of viral quantitation.

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

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

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."

Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2007193 Adenovirus, Quant. Source 31208-2
2007194 Adenovirus, Quant. Copy/mL 49340-3
2007195 Adenovirus, Quant. Log copy/mL 64038-3
2007196 Adenovirus, Quant. Interp 39528-5
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