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CMV PCR Qualitative with Reflex to Quantitative (Plasma)

Methodology

Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR)


Synonyms

Cytomegalovirus

Specimen Type

Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD MDL (PCR)


Epic ID

LAB001379

Lab Test Days

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (10 AM Cutoff)

Standard TAT

72 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Do not collected in EDTA microtainer.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Microtainer; Heparinized or ACD plasma

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.


Comments

If CMV PCR Qualitative is positive, then CMV DNA, Quantitative PCR will be reflexed and reported the same day.


CPT Codes

87496; 87497


Revised

1/4/24

Initials

SA