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Test Code Hep E PCR Hepatitis E Virus, Quantitative by PCR

Clinical System Name

Hepatitis E Virus Quantitative by PCR

Synonyms

HEV

Viral load monitoring

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA or Gold SST

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: CPA -20 freezer, Send Outs rack.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or Plasma Room temp

24 h

  Refrigerated 1 w
  Frozen

1 w

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M and Th 2 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221

 

Phone Number: (800) 522-2787

Department

Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

The quantitative range of this assay is 3.3- 8.3 log IU/mL (1,800 - 180,000,000 IU/mL). One IU/mL of HEV RNA is approximately 2.25 copies/mL.

A negative result (less than 3.3 log IU/mL or less than 1,800 IU/mL) does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or HEV RNA concentrations below the level of detection of the test. Inhibition may also lead to underestimation of viral quantitation.

 

Methodology

Method: Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL Plasma or Serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87799

 

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Hepatitis E Virus by Quantitative PCR
Reference Test Number:

2011654

Instructions:

Send out Monday - Friday with the ARUP courier.