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Lab Test Dictionary

Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Rapid Culture (17511)


Tissue Culture/Immunofluorescence


Cytomegalovirus Isolation; Cytomegalovirus Culture; CMV Culture

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.5-3 mL Urine, tissue biopsy, sterile body fluids, tracheal aspirate, bronchial lavage/wash, bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL)/wash submitted in VCM (green-cap) tube or equivalent or in a sterile container or Throat, conjunctival, rectal lesion, nasopharyngeal, saliva (neonate up to 3 months of age) or urogenital swab submitted in VCM (green-cap) tube or equivalent

Container Type

Viral Media

Collection Instructions

0.5-3 mL Bone marrow collected in a sodium heparin (green-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=Unacceptable; Refrigerated=4 Days (72 Hours for sterile container);Frozen: 30 Days (Unacceptable for sterile container

Rejection Criteria

Bacterial transport media; Dry swab; Molecular transport systems; Semen; Slides; Specimens in formalin or other fixatives; Sputum; Stool specimens; Wooden-shaft or calcium alginate swabs

Test Volume Required

3 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes