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Test Code MISCLM Hepatitis E Virus RNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time RT-PCR, Serum

Additional Codes

MAYO Test ID
HEVQU
EPIC Test ID
LAB2608

 

Useful For

Virologic detection and confirmation of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in immunocompromised individuals at risk for or suspected to have acute or chronic hepatitis E

 

Monitoring HEV RNA levels and determining eradication of chronic HEV infection in immunocompromised individuals

Testing Algorithm

See Testing Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Hepatitis E in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reporting Name

HEV RNA Detect / Quant, S

Specimen Type

Serum SST


Shipping Instructions


1. Ship serum on ice packs if arrival at Mayo Medical laboratories is expected within 5 days of serum separation. Otherwise, follow step 2 below.

2. If shipment will be delayed for more than 5 days, freeze serum at -70° C (up to 35 days) until shipment in dry ice.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.2 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down and separate serum from blood cells within 6 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 35 days
  Refrigerated  5 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

Heparinized specimen, red-top tube, or plasma

Reference Values

Undetected

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Thursday

Analytic Time

1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HEVQU HEV RNA Detect / Quant, S 69961-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
62929 HEV RNA Detect / Quant, S 69961-1