Human Herpes Virus (HHV) 8 PCR

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • 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

Storage/transport

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