TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FHV7D    
Herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Whole Blood

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) or yellow-top (ACD) tube(s) and submit 1 mL whole blood. Ship refrigerated (DO NOT FREEZE).

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Allow blood to clot at room temperature and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Submit 1 mL serum in a plastic vial. Ship refrigerated.

 

Plasma

Draw blood in an EDTA or ACD tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is acceptable.) Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection and submit 1 mL plasma in a plastic vial. Ship refrigerated.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis: NA
Thawing: Warm reject; Cold OK
Lipemia: NA
Icterus: NA
Other: NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 48 hours