JC POLYOMA VIRUS, DNA, QUANTITATIVE

Specimen Required
Specimen source required. Draw blood in a lavender. Centrifuge, separate and send 0.7 mL plasma (0.3 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: ACD A or B
Serum: SST, Red-top

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
<500 copies/mL

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeJCVQT
CPT-4 Code (s)
87799
LOINC Codes
JC Virus, DNA QN PCR   49412-0  
Specimen source   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory