This test is used to help in the diagnosis of past infection/ exposure to roseola, a common viral infection in young children that may cause high fever and a rash. This test may also be useful in the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Most people have been infected by the Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) by the age of two. This infection lays dormant until it is reactivated in adulthood and often does not show any symptoms.
During the acute episode an elevated IgM HHV-6 is useful. An increase in IgG HHV-6 between acute and convalescent serum sample is consistent with a recent HHV-6 infection.
Those who may experience symptoms such as chronic fatigue and sudden fever similar to that of the mononucleosis (Mono) illness; Adults who have been exposed to roseola as children.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.