CYTOMEGALOVIRUS DNA, QUANTITATIVE, REAL-TIME PCR

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Send 1.0 mL whole blood (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Test performed at Quest SJC.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: ACD
Serum, CSF, Amniotic fluid, urine, BAL, Eye fluids

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized specimens

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability
Whole Blood: Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
CSF, Urine, BAL, Eye fluid, Amniotic fluid: Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
CMV DNA, QN Real-Time, PCR:   <200 IU/mL  
CMV DNA, QN, PCR:   <2.30 Log IU/mL  

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeCMVQR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87497
LOINC Codes
CMV DNA, QN Real-Time PCR:   72493-0  
Specimen Source:   31208-2  
CMV DNA, QN PCR:   72494-8  

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