BKV; BK Virus
RCHSD MDL (PCR)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (10 AM Cutoff)
Within 72 hours of receipt
1 mL Blood
EDTA (Lavender-Top) Tube
Do not collect in microtainer.
Room Temp: 24 Hours Plasma (2 Hours for whole blood); Refrigerated: 1 Week Plasma (2 Hours whole for blood); Frozen: 1 Month Plasma
Microtainer; Heparinized plasma; Serum
0.5 mL Plasma
0.3 mL Plasma
Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer plasma to a screw-cap tube. DO NOT USE SNAP-CAP TUBES. Place plasma in a small clear bag and place in -80 freezer MDL (PCR) bin ASAP.