Molecular Detection by PCR<<Return to Laboratory
Detection of human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) by conventional PCR.
- Kaposi's sarcoma
Whole Blood. Minimum volume required is 1.0 mL.
Submit whole blood in a sterile microcentrifuge tube.
Store samples refrigerated until shipped for testing. Ship on wet ice.
Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.
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Suspected Human Herpesvirus-8 infection.
Completed Viral Hepatitis and Bloodborne Pathogens requisition, including sender name, address and telephone number. Patient name or identifier (referring specimen lab #), date of birth, test(s) requested. Indicate the type of specimen and date collected.
Detection of HHV-8 DNA using nested PCR.
21 calendar days.