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Adenovirus PCR (blood)
Lab code: ADNRT
 
Test Synonyms:
Adenovirus PCR (blood)
  NOTE: This test is performed at an external reference lab.
Lab:
Chemistry (Sendouts)
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
10 ml Lavender
Result Time:
2-4 days   Cost: $$$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Adenovirus is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the transplant setting, causing pneumonia, hemorrhagic cystitis, hepatitis, encephalitis, pancreatitis, enteritis, and disseminated disease. In these settings quantitative adenovirus DNA PCR may be useful for detecting the virus, tracking the course of infection, and monitoring response to treatment.