Adenovirus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR

Test Code

Quest Code

CPT Codes
87799<br><strong>This test is not available for New York patient testing.</strong>

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum or
1 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD (yellow-top) tube or
1 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), ACD (yellow-top), or PPT (white-top) tube or
1 mL CSF, bronchial lavage/wash, nasopharyngeal lavage/wash, tracheal lavage/wash, or urine collected in a sterile plastic leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
0.35 mL

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

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

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 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Sets up 7 days a week

Reference Range
Adenovirus DNA, QN Real-Time PCR Not Detected copies/mL
Adenovirus DNA, QN Real-Time PCR Not Detected Log copies/mL

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.

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.