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Lab Test Dictionary

Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Molecular Detection, PCR (CMVPV)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization


Cytomegalovirus, PCR; LightCycler CMV; CMV Detection by Real-Time PCR

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-4 Days

Collection Information

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

Body Fluid (Spinal, Pleural, Peritoneal, Ascites, Pericardial or Ocular): 0.3-0.5 mL collected in a sterile container. Respiratory (Bronchial washing, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Nasopharyngeal aspirate/washing, Sputum or Tracheal aspirate): 1-1.5 mL collected in a sterile container. Genital CultureSwab (Cervix, Vagina, Urethra, Anal/Rectal, other genital sources): placed back into swab cylinder. Miscellaneous CultureSwab (Dermal, Eye, Nasal, Saliva or Throat): placed back into swab cylinder. Fresh Tissue (Brain, Colon, Kidney, Liver, Lung, etc.): in a sterile container with 1-2 mL of sterile saline or multi-microbe medium (M5). Random Urine: 0.3-1 mL collected in a sterile container. Bone marrow: 0.5 mL collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 7 Days (Preferred); Frozen: 7 Days

Rejection Criteria

Calcium alginate-tipped swab; Wood swab; Transport swab containing gel; Feces; Paraffin blocks; Breast Milk; Heat inactivated specimens

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments and on specimen. Order in Mayolink and send with Mayo courier Monday-Friday.

CPT Codes