Adenovirus DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR

Order as an ESOT
Must include specimen source

Test Code
Adenovirus DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR

Quest Code

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL throat or nasopharyngeal swabs collected in an M4, VCM (green-cap), or equivalent (UTM) tube

Minimum Volume
3 cubic mm tissue • 0.35 mL all other specimen types

Other Acceptable Specimens
Serum • Whole blood collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD (yellow-top) tube • Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top), ACD (yellow-top), or PPT (white-top) tube • CSF, bronchial lavage/wash, sputum, nasopharyngeal lavage/wash, tracheal lavage/wash, urine, or 3 cubic mm tissue collected in a sterile, plastic, leak-proof container • Eye swab (conjunctival) in an M4, VCM (green-cap) tube or equivalent

Transport Temperature
Tissue and sputum: Frozen
All other specimens: Refrigerated (cold pack)

Specimen Stability
Whole blood and urine
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 30 days

All other specimens
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Sodium heparin (green-top) tube • Lithium heparin (green-top) tube • Calcium alginate swabs

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
P.M. Sets up 7 days a week

Report Available
3-4 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Clinical Significance
This test is designed to detect multiple strains of adenovirus, including adenovirus 40 and 41, but it does not differentiate among strains. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to diagnosis by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods and is the preferred method for the detection of acute adenovirus infection.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

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.