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Lab Test Dictionary

Adenovirus DNA, Qualitative RT-PCR (16046)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

2-5 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Throat or nasopharyngeal swab

Container Type

Viral Media

Collection Instructions

0.35-1 mL Serum collected in a (red-top) tube or plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD (yellow-top) tube; 0.35-1 mL CSF, bronchial lavage/wash, sputum, urine, nasopharyngeal lavage/wash, tracheal lavage/wash, stool collected in a sterile leak-proof container; or 3mm tissue collected in sterile leak-proof container; or Conjunctival (eye) swab in VCM (green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM) is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=48 Hours; Refrigerated=7 Days; Frozen=30 Days

Test Volume Required

1 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.35 mL

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes