Human adenoviruses cause a variety of diseases including pneumonia, cystitis, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, hepatitis, myocarditis, and encephalitis. In humans, adenoviruses have been recovered from almost every organ system. Infections can occur at any time of the year and in all age groups. Currently, there are 51 adenovirus serotypes that have been grouped into 6 separate subgenera. Culture is the gold standard for the diagnosis for adenovirus infection. However, it can take up to 3 weeks to achieve culture results. Detection and quantification of adenovirus (ADV) in peripheral blood specimens has become an increasingly important tool in the management of immunosuppressed patients. Investigators have described the use of whole blood (WB), peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), serum and plasma but no studies have compared the utility of these different sample types for use in a clinical diagnostic assay.
No special preparation is needed for AdenoVirus. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing AdenoVirus. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||> 250 Adenovirus copies per ml is positive|