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Lab Test Dictionary

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative Viral Load Assay (CMVPL) (Special Request Only)

Methodology

Quantitative Real Time Polmerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Synonyms

CMV; CMVQNT; CMV QNT

Specimen Type

Plasma

Performing Lab

UCSD Microbiology


Epic ID

LAB080037

Lab Test Days

Daily; Run at 0700

Standard TAT

1-3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-6 mL Blood

Container Type

EDTA (Lavender-Top) Tube


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 6 Days; Frozen: 6 Months

Test Volume Required

3.5 mL Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate plasma from cells within 24 hours of collection. Use a sterile pipette. Complete a UCSD Micro/Virology requisition form and submit with specimen daily. We will utilize standard TForce courier pick up time Monday-Friday and call then after or on weekends to pick up. Expect higher specimen volumes on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Revised

5/2/2024

Initials

SA