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Test ID: FH6AB    
Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6A and HHV-6B) by Quantitative PCR

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Not detected

 

The quantitative range of this assay 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.

Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

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