BK Quantitation DNA PCR (blood)

Test ID: 

706015

CPT code:

87799

Synonyms:

Polyomavirus BK Quantitation

Quantitation of BK Virus, DNA, Using Real-time PCR

Clinical Use:

Detection and quantitation of BK virus plasma or serum specimens as an aid in the diagnosis and management of BK virus infections

Specimen Type:

Plasma or serum

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL

Container Type: 

Ship in a screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport tube.

Collection:

Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, plasma preparation tube (PPT™), red-top tube, or gel-barrier tube. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection, remove serum or plasma, transfer specimen to polypropylene screw-capped tube, and freeze. Ship frozen. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions:

Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature Period
Room temperature Unstable
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 90 days

Rejection Criteria:

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; leaking or broken tube; inadequate storage or transport; whole blood

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