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Viral Culture, Rapid, Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Test ID: 

705914

CPT code:

87254

Synonyms:

87254

Clinical Use:

Aid in the diagnosis of disease caused by CMV (eg, viral infections, pneumonia, and organ transplant-related disease)

Test Information:

Aid in the diagnosis of disease caused by CMV (eg, viral infections, pneumonia, and organ transplant-related disease)

Specimen Type:

Blood, buffy coat, bone marrow, urine, throat, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial washings, cervical, semen, biopsy sources

Requested Volume: 

10 to 14 mL blood, 4 mL urine

Container Type: 

Sterile leakproof urine container or two green-top (heparin) tubes or viral transport tube (throat, cervical, semen, biopsy sources)

Collection:

Blood/buffy coat/bone marrow: Collect two green-top (heparin) tubes. Transport at room temperature as soon as possible. Do not freeze.
Urine: A first morning clean catch urine should be submitted in a sterile screw-cap container. Refrigerate immediately and ship at 4°C. Do not freeze.
Bronchoalveolar lavage: Submit 10 to 50 mL fluid in sterile leakproof container and refrigerate.
Other: Collect a viral transport for throat, cervical, semen, and biopsy sources. Refrigerate immediately and ship at 4°C. Do not freeze.

Storage Instructions:

Do not freeze. Maintain blood at room temperature; other specimen sources should be refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria

Bacterial swab specimen; specimen received in grossly leaking transport container; dry specimen; specimen submitted in fixative or additive; specimen received in expired transport media or incorrect transport device; inappropriate specimen transport conditions; specimen received after prolonged delay in transport (usually more than 72 hours); specimen stored or transported at room temperature; specimen received frozen; wooden shaft swab in transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label

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