Adenovirus PCR - Blood
Alternate test name
Gene name / Alternate gene name
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 4 days
- Plasma - 0.5 mL minimum for 1 test, >1 mL recommended for multiple tests.
Storage and transportation
- All specimens must be shipped on dry ice.
- Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs
- Severe and invasive or disseminated adenovirus infection
- Monitoring of transplant patients for early diagnosis of systemic infection
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