JC POLYOMA VIRUS DNA (RT-PCR)

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA. Centrifuge, separate and send 0.7 mL plasma (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

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

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

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

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time4-7 days
Test CodeJCPOL
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
JC Polyoma Virus DNA, QL   42921-7  
Source   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory