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Cytomegalovirus DNA, Qualitative, RT-PCR (10601)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Synonyms

CMV

Specimen Type

Blood or Body Fluid

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB09496

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

2-3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.5-1 mL CSF, Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL), Eye Fluids or Random Urine

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD Solution B (yellow-top) tube or Serum collected in a (red-top) tube or serum separator tube (SST) or 3 mm fresh (unfixed) tissue is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=48 Hours; Refrigerated=8 Days; Frozen=30 Days (Unacceptable for Whole Blood)

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized specimens

Test Volume Required

1 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL

Processing Instructions

Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.


Comments

For plasma, refer to CMV DNA, Qualitative, PCR (LAB00344) done in-house.


CPT Codes

87496


Revised

5/17/24

Initials

SA