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.
- Relevant clinical details
Store at fridge temperature
Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature
Samples are sent to the Regional Reference Centre
Up to 14 days
Page last reviewed: 28/08/2014