Specimen Requirements

Title

ADENOVIRUS PCR

Specimen Requirement

Specimen source required.

Swabs (genital, dermal, vesicle, ocular, oral, nasal, throat, rectal) in viral transport medium.

Blood in EDTA (lavender top) tubes/1.0mL minimum.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 3 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range

By report*

Turnaround

1-2 days Performed Mon-Sat

Clinical Use

Serologic diagnosis of adenovirus infection. At least 12 types of adenovirus have been associated with illnesses such as noninfluenzal acute respiratory disease, pneumonia, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, acute febrile pharyngitis, and acute hemorrhagic cystitis. Asymptomatic infections can make serologic responses difficult to interpret.

Test Code

ADVW