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HHV-6 serology (human herpes virus 6)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, State reason for testing


Turnaround Time: 5-7 days

Serological diagnosis of HHV-6 by antibody detection

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Manchester Medical Microbiology