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HUMAN HERPESVIRUS 6 (HHV6) QUALITATIVE PCR

Test Price: ₹ 7500

Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6), a beta herpes virus, has linear, double-stranded DNA molecule. This virus shows the closest homology with Cytomegalovirus and Human herpes virus 7 (HHV7). The virus is spread through saliva and possibly by genital secretions. HHV6 infection in infants results in Exanthema subitum (Roseola) and is the most common cause of fever-induced seizures. Roseola is estimated to affect as many as 30% of all children and is most common in spring and fall. Infection in adults is seen primarily in immunocompromised hosts who have undergone organ transplants or in those with HIV infection.



Test Code:
DVCL0230
Report Delivery:
Sample Mon / Thu by 11 am; Report Wed / Sat
Parameters Included:
0
Category:
Infections
Pre-Test Information:
No special preparation required
Method:
Real Time PCR
Specimen:
3 ml (2 mL min.) whole blood from 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube OR 3 ml (2 mL min.) CSF in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability Room:
6 hrs
Stability Refrigerated:
72 hrs
Stability Frozen:

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