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Lab Test Dictionary

CMV PCR Qualitative (Plasma or CSF)

Methodology

Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR)


Synonyms

Cytomegalovirus

Specimen Type

Plasma or CSF

Performing Lab

RCHSD MDL (PCR)


Epic ID

LAB00344

Lab Test Days

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

Standard TAT

72 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 mL Blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube or 0.3-0.5 mL CSF collected in a sterile container

Container Type

See Below

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; Serum; Unlabeled or incompletely labeled specimens; Specimens with signs of leakage during transport

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL Plasma or CSF

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Plasma or CSF

Processing Instructions

Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer plasma/CSF to a screw-cap tube. DO NOT USE SNAP-CAP TUBES. Place plasma/CSF in a small clear bag and place in -80 freezer MDL (PCR) bin ASAP.


CPT Codes

87496


Revised

1/4/24

Initials

SL