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Cytomegalovirus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Saliva (37017)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction


CMV Saliva Quant; CMV Saliva QN; CMV; CMV Saliva

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-3 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Saliva collected in an ORACollection OCDC-100 Collection Device

Container Type

ORA Collection OCDC-100 Collection Device

Collection Instructions

Call main lab x225413 for collection kit. Collection kit will be located in the referral testing cabinet. 1) Open package and remove collector without touching sponge tip. Place the saliva sponge into the child's mouth in the cheek pouch (the space between the gums and the inner cheek). 2) Gently move the saliva sponge around the upper and lower cheek pouches on both sides of the mouth to soak up as much saliva as possible. There is no need to scrap the inner cheek with saliva sponge - collect as much saliva as possible from the cheek pouches. The sponge will absorb more saliva if it is left in the child's mouth for longer time (up to 60 seconds). 3) Once collected, hold the tube upright to prevent stabilizing liquid inside the tube from spilling. Unscrew the blue cap from the collection tube without touching the sponge. 4) Insert the sponge into the tube and close cap tightly. 5) Invert the capped tube and shake vigorously 10 times.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 14 Days (preferred); Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Specimen sources other than saliva submitted in ORACollection OCDC-100 collection device; Saliva specimens not received in ORACollection OCDC- 100 collection device; Saliva specimens not received in ORACollection OCDC-100 collection device.

Minimum Test Volume

One ORACollection OCDC- 100

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