Detection of Human Herpes Virus 6 by PCR in patients with suspected HHV6 associated encephalitis. Indicated in young children and immunocompromised/immunosupressed patients. May also causeother systemic infections in immunocompromised patients.
|Tube||CSF -white universalEDTA tube|
|Availability||Mon-Sat.Samples for same day testing must arrive before 9.30am|
|Turn Around||3 days|
|Send to||LGI Microbiology Department|
|Collection Con||If delays occur refrigerate at 2-8 degrees C.|
|IP Routine TAT||3 days|
|GP Routine TAT||3 days|