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Test Code HH8QLT Human Herpes Virus 8 qual PCR tissue/swab

Clinical System Name

Human Herpes Virus 8 qual PCR tissue/swab

Synonyms

HH8QLT

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Bone marrow, Tissues or Swabs

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA for Bone Marrow or Sterile Screw-Capped Container for Tissue or Universal Transport Media for Swab

Preferred Vol: 3.0 mL

Minimum Vol: None Specified

 

Note: Acceptable specimens include bone marrow, tissues, swabs. Collect bone marrow in Lavender/EDTA, other specimens in sterile container. Dry swabs are acceptable for testing. No Heparin in aspirate syringe. For current test information, contact UW Molecular Virology Lab at (206) 685-6656.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Heparin in aspirate syringe

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: Bone Marrow: RT, Tissue or Swab: - 20 C

Storage location

Bone Marrow:

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Sendouts Room Temp Rack.

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

Tissue:

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

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

 

Off-site collection: Biopsy:  send Frozen at -20°C
Bone Marrow or Paraffin tissue:  send at room temperature
Swabs:  dry swab or in universal transport media, send Frozen at -20°C.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Bone Marrow Room temp

24 h

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily; extraction T & F, performed W 1 - 3 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

None specified

 

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87798

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Human Herpes Virus Type 8 by PCR Qualitative Tissue or Cells
Reference Test Number:

HH8QLT

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220 (Bone marrow room temp, tissue and swabs on dry ice).