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Human Herpes Virus-6 (HHV-6) PCR (Qualitative) - bone marrow specimen

  • LIS Mnemonic: HHV6PCR

    Collect

    Bone marrow in EDTA anticoagulated blood tube

    Volume Required

    1 ml

    Minimum Required

    0.5 ml

    Transport

    Keep specimen at 4C

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Same day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

87532

Methodology

Amplification and detection of HHV-6 DNA U65-U66 gene region using TaqMan real-time PCR technology. The test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Interpretation

If positive, results are reported as human herpesvirus-6 DNA detected.

Reference Values

Negative or no human herpesvirus-6 DNA detected

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