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Lab Test Dictionary

BK Virus DNA, Qualitative, RT-PCR (11351) (Back-Up Only)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB002036 (Back-Up Only)

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

2-3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube or serum collected in a (gold serum separator tube) (SST) is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Test Volume Required

0.7 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection.


Comments

Refer to in-house test (LAB001380).


CPT Codes

87798


Revised

9/11/23

Initials

SA