Adenovirus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR : 19726

Test Code
PTADVN or 19726

CPT Codes

Transport Container
Preferred Specimens
1 mL serum or 1 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top).
1 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top).
1 mL CSF, bronchial lavage/wash, nasopharyngeal lavage/wash, tracheal lavage/wash, or urine collected in a sterile plastic leak-proof container.

Minimum Volume: 0.6 mL

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Whole blood and urine

Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable


All other specimens

Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Setup Schedule
Sunday -Saturday

Report Available
1-3 days

Reference Range
Not Detected

Clinical Significance
This test is used to determine the presence of adenovirus in a patient's specimen. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to diagnosis by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods, including culture. 
Reportable range is 500 to 2,000,000 copies/mL (2.70-6.30 Log copies/mL).

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.