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Adenovirus PCR - Blood

Alternate test name

Gene name / Alternate gene name


Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 4 days
Specimen type
  • Plasma
Specimen requirements
  • 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
Special requirements


Disease condition
  • Severe and invasive or disseminated adenovirus infection
  • Monitoring of transplant patients for early diagnosis of systemic infection 
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