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Human Herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) Quantitative PCR, Various

Test Name Alias

HHV-8 Quant PCR | BMY HHV-8 | 9020

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Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Various
Please refer to the link below to access the referring laboratory’s specimen requirements, or call the Spectrum Health Laboratory Referrals Department at 616-267-2753.


Specimen Type: Tissue

Please refer to the link below Collection of Viral Tissue Biopsy Guideline for sample size and handling instuctions.

Test Frequency

Sent to reference laboratory. Usual TAT 1 to 2 days.

Reference Range

Reference range not available at this time.

Performing Department

Send out to Viracor-IBT


Extraction of HHV-8 viral DNA from specimen followed by amplification and detection using real-time, quantitative PCR. An internal control is added to ensure the extraction was performed correctly and the PCR reaction was not inhibited.



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