Skip to Main Content Go to Sitemap

Adenovirus PCR - Urine

Alternate test name

Gene name / Alternate gene name


Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
4 days
Specimen type
  • Urine
Specimen requirements
  • Urine - 1 mL minimum for 1 test, 2-3 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
  • Hemorrhagic cystitis
  • Severe and invasive or disseminated adenovirus infection
  • Monitoring of transplant patients for early diagnosis of systemic infection 


Back to Top