PCR Human Herpesvirus 7 (HHV7)
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PCR Human Herpesvirus 7 (HHV7)

HHV-7 is closely related to HHV-6. Primary infection with HHV-7 usually occurs later in childhood than HHV-6 infection; it can also cause exanthem subitum.

HHV7: Request Form from EU

HHV7: Request Form from USA

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Sample required: Blood: 2 ml whole blood in EDTA tube. Stable for 48 hours. For longer periods freeze at –20°C or –80°C


HHV-7 may have a narrower tropism than HHV-6: the virus efficiently infects and replicates in CD4+ cells; it can be found in brain tissue but at a lower frequency than HHV-6.

It has been suggested that HHV-7 could reactivate HHV-6 from latency. Increased prevalence has been reported in people with autoimmune disease.
qPCR test is available to quantify the number of copies present in body fluids or tissues. This test can be done on blood, saliva, tissue biopsies. The test can also uncover the potential chromosomal integration of HHV6.

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Do I need to prepay the test before receiving the kit?

No, we will send you an invoice once we receive your sample. All payment instructions are listed on the invoice. You can pay by wire transfer or credit card (VISA or Mastercard only). Please kindly note that checks are no longer accepted. The analysis report will be released only if the tests are paid.

What is the turnaround time for the tests?

It will take approx. 4 weeks to get the results from all tests, except for MSA (6 weeks) and CD56 and CD57 (48 -72 hours).

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