Test Catalog

Test Id : FHV8P

Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction, RT-PCR

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Herpes Virus 8 DNA, Quant RT-PCR

Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Herpesvirus 8

HHV 8 DNA Quant

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing



Question ID Description Answers
Z6082 Source Whole Blood

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


Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA) or yellow-top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) or yellow-top (ACD) tube(s) and send 1 mL whole blood refrigerated.

Stability: Ambient 48 hours; Refrigerated 7 days: Frozen 30 days




Specimen Type: Serum

Collection Container/Tube: Red-top

Submission Container/Tube: 12x75 mm screw-capped vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL serum in a plastic, screw-capped vial. Send specimen refrigerated.

Stability: Ambient 48 hours; Refrigerated 7 days, Frozen 30 days




Collection Container/Tube: yellow-top (ACD), lavender-top (EDTA), or PPT (white-top) tube

Submission Container/Tube: 12x57 mm screw-capped vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a yellow-top (ACD) or lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Spin down and transfer 1 mL ACD or EDTA plasma into a plastic, screw-capped vial. Send specimen refrigerated.

Stability: Ambient 48 hours; Refrigerated 7 days; Frozen 30 days

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

Thawing: Cold OK; Warm reject
Other reasons for rejection Sodium heparin or Lithium heparin tubes

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 Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
Frozen 30 days
Ambient 48 hours

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR-Human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) is associated with the development of all forms of Kaposi's sarcoma, as well as some other rare lymphoproliferative diseases, such as primary effusion lymphoma and multicentric Castleman's disease. Quantitative PCR may be used to monitor the level of viremia in a patient, often in the context of therapy.

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

PDF Report
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Day(s) Performed
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Sunday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

3 to 6 days

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Quest Diagnostics

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Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.


LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FHV8P Herpes Virus 8 DNA, Quant RT-PCR 49406-2
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
Z6082 Source 31208-2
Z6083 Herpesvirus 8 DNA, QN PCR 49406-2
Z6084 Herpesvirus 8 DNA, QN PCR No LOINC Needed

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.

Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports

Test Update Resources

Change Type Effective Date
Test Changes - Specimen Information 2022-11-21
Test Changes - Referral Fee 2022-06-22
Test Changes - Referral Fee 2022-05-25
New Test 2022-03-21