Adenovirus DNA, Quantitative, PCR
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
|Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL of whole blood in lavender top tube
Also accepted: 1 mL CSF, urine, sputum or BAL fluid in sterile container.
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
1-3 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
The detection of adenovirus DNA is based upon the real-time
amplification and detection of specific adenovirus genomic DNA
sequences by PCR from total DNA extracted from the specimen. A
positive (Detected) PCR results should be considered in conjunction
with clinical presentation and additional diagnostic tests prior to
establishing a diagnosis. A negative (Not Detected) PCR result
indicates only the absence of adenovirus DNA in the sample tested and
does not exclude the diagnosis of disease.
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT- PCR)