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Test Pricing Information

Sample collection and shipping information




List of Diagnostic Tests Performed


1100                           Human Herpesvirus Six (HHV-6) DNA Nested PCR                                        

Methodology:

Polymerase Chain Reaction. Enhanced sensitivity of nested PCR for the detection of active infection. Detects and differentiates HHV-6 A and HHV-6 B.

Performed: Monday - Friday
Reported: Within 4 days of receipt in lab.
Specimen Required:

Collect: CSF or one 7 to 10 ml ACD (acid citrate dextrose) tube.
Transport: 1 ml CSF or plasma (ACD) in a sterile, leak-proof container, frozen (dry ice).
Or ship ACD tube as whole blood at room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions:

Whole blood received frozen.
Whole blood received greater than 48 hours from collection.

Stability:

Plasma and CSF: Room temperature, 4 hours. Refrigerator, 3 days. Frozen, 1 year.
Whole blood: Room temperature, 48 hours.

Reference Value: *Negative


1200                               Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) DNA Nested PCR                                                     

Methodology:

Polymerase Chain Reaction. Enhanced sensitivity of nested PCR for the detection of active infection.

Performed: Monday - Friday
Reported: Within 4 days of receipt in lab.
Specimen Required:

Collect: One 7 to 10 ml ACD (acid citrate dextrose) tube.
Transport: Plasma (ACD) in a sterile, leak-proof container, frozen (dry ice).
Or ship ACD tube as whole blood at room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions:

Whole blood received frozen.
Whole blood received greater than 48 hours from collection.

Stability:

Plasma: Room temperature, 4 hours. Refrigerator, 3 days. Frozen, 1 year.

Reference Value: *Negative


1400                         Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) DNA Nested PCR                                   

Methodology:

Polymerase Chain Reaction. Enhanced sensitivity of nested PCR for the detection of active infection.

Performed: Monday - Friday
Reported: Within 4 days upon receipt in lab.
Specimen Required:

Collect: CSF or one 7 to 10 ml ACD (acid citrate dextrose) tube.
Transport: 1 ml CSF or plasma (ACD) in a sterile, leak-proof container, frozen (dry ice).
Or ship ACD tube as whole blood at room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions:

Whole blood received frozen.
Whole blood received greater than 48 hours from collection.

Stability:

Plasma and CSF: Room temperature, 4 hours. Refrigerator, 3 days. Frozen, 1 year.
Whole blood: Room temperature, 48 hours.

Reference Value: *Negative


1300                      Human Herpesvirus Seven (HHV-7) DNA PCR                                                     

Methodology:

Polymerase Chain Reaction. Enhanced sensitivity of nested PCR for the detection of active infection.

Performed: Monday - Friday
Reported: Within 4 days upon receipt in lab.
Specimen Required:

Collect: One 7 to 10 ml ACD (acid citrate dextrose) tube.
Transport: Plasma (ACD) in a sterile, leak-proof container, frozen (dry ice). Or ship ACD tube as whole blood at room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions:

Whole blood received frozen. Whole blood received greater than 48 hours from collection.

Stability:

 Plasma: Room temperature, 4 hours. Refrigerator, 3 days. Frozen, 1 year.

Reference Value: *Negative


Additional instructions

All specimens should be labeled with the patient's name and collection date.
Ship specimen with a completed WVRG Test Request Form.
Ship specimens for testing, Monday through Thursday, to the following address:

Wisconsin Viral Research Group, Inc.
W229 N1870 Westwood Drive
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186

Call (262) 574-0701 for a specimen kit with instructions for the submission of blood samples.

* PCR tests use a commercial kit or reagent that has not been approved or cleared by the FDA.
The performance characteristics were determined by WVRG.