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

Test ID: FH6AB    
Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6A and HHV-6B) by Quantitative 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 one of the following:

 

CSF:

Collect 1 mL spinal fluid (CSF) in sterile plastic container and ship frozen.

 

Serum:

Draw blood in serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.

 

Plasma:

Draw blood in lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) tube(s), or (yellow ACD) tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of plasma frozen in a plastic vial.

 

Note:

1.     Source required.

2.     Separate orders required for each specimen.

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

0.5 mL

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

Hemolysis Mild OK; Grossly Reject
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Heparinized specimens, Stool, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.

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
VariesFrozen (preferred)90 days
 Refrigerated 5 days