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

Test Name Alias

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

Interface Order Alias

11120

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.

 https://www.viracor-eurofins.com/test-menu/8000-human-herpes-virus-8-hhv-8-quantitative-pcr/

 

Specimen Type: Tissue

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

https://spectrumhealth.policytech.com/docview/?docid=15167&anonymous=true

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
Laboratories

Methodology

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.

CPT

87799

CDM Code

3420943

Reviewed Date

1/24/2020