Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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HERPES VIRUS 7 DNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1270         Geisinger Epic ID: 53005

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood, serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL whole blood, plasma or serum; minimum 0.3 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not freeze whole blood. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen stability:
Whole blood: Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
All other specimens: Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes
CPT code(s):
87799
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 19727, HHV 7 PCR
Clinical significance:
This test is used in the diagnosis of human herpesvirus 7 infection. HHV-7 is closely related to HHV-6 and CMV, and can cause reactivation in transplant patients or other immune-compromised individuals. PCR may detect infection earlier than immunologial methods and provides more rapid results than culture, but does not provide information on past exposure or immunity. Quantitative measurement may provide information on disease regression.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily; Report available: 1 day    
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