CMV DNA by PCR, Qualitative CMVPCR

Method(s) Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Synonym Cytomegalovirus DNA by PCR, Qualitative
Specimen Required
Collect

One 3 mL lavender (EDTA) or pink top tube, amniotic fluid, CSF, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), ocular fluid, neonatal urine, or biopsy tissue (freeze tissue immediately). Specimen source is required.

Transport

1 mL plasma, amniotic fluid, CSF, BAL, ocular fluid, or neonatal urine in sterile container, frozen (Min: 0.5 mL). Biopsy tissue: snap frozen and send on dry ice or in viral transport media.

Remarks

Critical sterile

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours (excludes tissue); Refrigerated: 3 days (excludes tissue); Frozen: 3 months

Unacceptable Conditions

Nonsterile or leaking containers. Whole blood or bone marrow. Heparinized specimens.

Schedule Mon - Fri
Billing Code 5010810
CPTCode 87496
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report

No Appointment Necessary
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