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Lab Test Dictionary

BKV PCR, Qualitative with Reflex to Quantitative (Plasma)

Methodology

Real-Time PCR


Synonyms

BKV; BK Virus

Specimen Type

Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD MDL (PCR)


Epic ID

LAB001382

Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (10 AM Cutoff)

Standard TAT

Within 72 hours of receipt


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 mL Blood

Container Type

EDTA (Lavender-Top) Tube

Collection Instructions

Do not collect in microtainer.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 24 Hours Plasma (2 Hours for whole blood); Refrigerated: 1 Week Plasma (2 Hours whole for blood); Frozen: 1 Month Plasma

Rejection Criteria

Microtainer; Heparinized or ACD plasma; Serum; Unlabeled or incompletely labeled specimens; Specimens with signs of leakage during transport

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Plasma

Processing Instructions

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.


CPT Codes

87798; 87799


Revised

9/11/23

Initials

SA