Hepatitis E Virus PCR
Label Mnemonic: HEVPCR
Epic Lab Code: LAB7622
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Microbiology
Microbiology/Molecular Infectious Disease
BT 6004
Whole Blood, Plasma
Specimen Instructions:
Record draw time. All collection tubes need to be processed within six hours of collection. If specimens cannot reach the laboratory at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics within the six hours, process as follows: Pink or lavender top tubes: Centrifuge for 20 minutes at 800-1600 x g. Aseptically enter the tube and aliquot into sterile tubes. Transport to the laboratory on ice within 24 hours.
Collection Medium:
or and
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA) Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA) Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
ONE 6 mL whole blood in a Pink top tube or TWO 3 mL whole blood in lavender top tubes. HEV molecular testing cannot be added onto a previously opened Vacutainer® tube. Testing requires a dedicated collection tube.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
0800-1700 Testing offered once per week excluding weekends and University holidays.
Turn Around Time:
7 days
Reference Range:
Results Reported: Negative, Positive, Indeterminate, Insufficient.
The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the University of Iowa Microbiology and Molecular Pathology Laboratory. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This test is for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research. The laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.
Real-Time reverse transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
CPT Code:
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery