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

Test ID: FHHV6    
Herpes Virus 6 DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

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

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

 

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

Specimens other than Whole blood
Anticoagulants other than EDTA, ACD
Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icteric 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
Whole bloodRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 48 hours