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Test Code ADVQN Adenovirus quant PCR bld/CSF

Important Note

For bone marrow aspirate or other tissue samples see "Adenovirus qual PCR tissue/cells/swab".

Clinical System Name

Adenovirus quant PCR bld/CSF

Synonyms

Adenoviral DNA
Adenovirus PCR
Adenoviruses by PCR Quant.
PCR - Adenovirus

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood, CSF, Nasal Wash, or BAL

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA or Red or Gold SST or CSF Tube or Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: 3.0 mL whole blood or 1.0 mL CSF

Minimum Vol:  1.0 mL whole blood; 0.5 mL CSF

 

Note: This test can share a tube with other Viral PCR testing (1.0 mL whole blood is required for each PCR test), but a separate tube must be collected if Hematology testing is ordered (CBC, Platelet, ESR, etc.).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Centrifuge tube within 24 hours collection and transfer 1 mL serum/plasma to a plastic aliquot tube. Spin CSF if cells are present. Freeze CSF within 2 hours of collection. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.

 

Note:

Monday - Friday: Place sample in the Virology rack in the CPA -20 freezer.

Saturday - Sunday and Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier on dry ice to UW NW220.  (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).

 

Off-site collection:  Centrifuge tube within 24 hours collection and transfer 1 mL serum/plasma to a plastic aliquot tube. Spin CSF if cells are present. Freeze CSF within 2 hours of collection. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles. If no freezer available, ship at 4 C. Ship time is not to exceed 48 hours.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Room Temp

N

  Refrigerated <48 h
  Frozen

 

CSF Room Temp N
  Refrigerated N
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M, W, F 5 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Molecular Virology Lab

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department: Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.
 

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL serum/plasma/CSF

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87799 x2

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Adenoviruses, PCR Quantitative
Reference Test Number:

ADVQN

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and holidays courier on dry ice to UW NW220.