CMV DNA by PCR, Quantitative CMVDNA

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

One 5 mL lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) top tube, or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL).

Transport

1 mL plasma or BAL, frozen (Min: 0.5 mL). Transport in sterile container. Also acceptable: 1 mL whole blood refrigerated (Min: 0.5 mL).

Remarks

Critical Sterile

Stability

Plasma - Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year

Whole blood - Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

BAL - Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months

Unacceptable Conditions

Serum or heparinized plasma. Frozen whole blood.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011023
CPTCode 87497
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report.

No Appointment Necessary
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