Adenovirus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR [19726X]

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
0.85 mL respiratory specimen in V-C-M medium (green-cap) or M4 media

Minimum Volume
0.35 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Whole blood, or plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube • Bone marrow collected in : EDTA (lavender-top), or ACD (yellow-top) tube • Serum • CSF • Sputum • Urine • 5-10 mL bronchial alveolar lavage/wash (BAL) • Swab submitted in VCM or M4 transport medium

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days (Do not freeze whole blood)

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

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.

This test is performed pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily; Report available: 1 day

Reference Range
< 500 copies/mL

Clinical Significance
This test is used to determine the presence of adenovirus in a patients 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

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.