Test ID: ZG735
Component(s): Z4254 Adenovirus qPCR (Plasma) LOINC: 49334-6, Z4253 Source
CPT code: 87799
Specimen Type: Lav (EDTA) or yellow-top (ACD)
Frequency: 4 – 7 days
Instructions: 2 mL Whole Blood from Lav (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube, Frozen. Min 0.5 mL.
Text: Adenovirus is an important cause of morbidity & mortality in the transplant setting, causing pneumonia, hemorrhagic cystitis, hepatitis, encephalitis, pancreatitis, enteritis, & disseminated disease. Quantitiative Adenovirus DNA PCR testing is useful for detecting the virus, tracking the course of infection, and monitoring response to treatment.
Methodology: Real-time PCR