Cytomegalovirus CMV Quant DNA PCR (Plasma)

Test ID: 

706052

CPT code:

87497

Synonyms:

Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Quantitative, Plasma, PCR

CMV, PCR Quantitation

Clinical Use:

Quantitative detection of CMV DNA in plasma specimens as an aid to diagnosis and management of CMV infections.

Specimen Type:

Plasma

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. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection. Remove plasma, transfer plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube, and freeze. Ship frozen (preferred). 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

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Refrigerated

7 days

Frozen

90 days

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood; quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

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