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HHV-6/8 DNA PCR (human herpes virus 6/8)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


2 x 4ml EDTA blood (1ml if paediatric) , purple top, State reason for testing


Turnaround Time: 3 days

Detection of HHV-6 and 8 by PCR

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Manchester Medical Microbiology