Adenovirus DNA PCR 16046X

Test Code
ADENOV

Alias/See Also
ADENOV

CPT Codes
87798

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

Minimum Volume
1

Other Acceptable Specimens
1 mL serum • 1 mL whole blood collected in EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD (yellow-top) tube • 1 mL plasma collected in EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD (yellow-top) or PPT-potassium EDTA (white-top) tube • 1 mL CSF, bronchial lavage/wash, sputum, urine, nasopharyngeal lavage/wash, tracheal lavage/wash, stool collected in a sterile, plastic, leak-proof container • 3 mm (3 mm minimum) tissue collected in a sterile, plastic, leak-proof container • 1 swab (conjunctival) in M4, V-C-M (green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM)

Instructions
0.85 Ml respiratory specimen in VCM transport medium, or 1 mL blood collected in a EDTA (lavender-top) or 1 mL CSF, bronchial lavage/wash, sputum, urine, nasopharyngeal lavage/wash, tracheal lavage/wash, or stool collected in a sterile, plastic, leak-proof container.

Transport Container
MISC

Transport Temperature
R

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

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

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

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
Set up: Daily; Report available: 1 day

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.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153



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