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Human bocavirus

Test Code: 200300
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Clinical Utility

This assay is only available as part of a panel and cannot be ordered individually.

Human bocavirus (HBoV) is a non-enveloped, single-stranded DNA parvovirus. Bocavirus is a new viral genus with three strains identified to date. It is a probable cause of lower respiratory tract infections and has been linked to gastroenteritis. Human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) has been frequently detected by PCR in the upper airways of young children hospitalized with upper or lower respiratory tract illness (URTI, LRTI). Bocavirus is often a co-infection and research is ongoing to better determine its role in human infections.

 

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above. The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor Eurofins' interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor Eurofins assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

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