Human Herpes Virus (HHV) 8 PCR




  • Typically associated with immunocompromised / HIV positive patients.
  • Associated with Castleman’s disease and Kaposi’s sarcoma, (previously also known as KSHV – Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpes Virus).
  • Only tested on specific request.

Sample requirements

4ml of blood taken into an EDTA Tube

4 mL EDTA tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details


Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Samples are sent to the Regional Reference Centre

Up to 14 days

Page last reviewed: 28/08/2014