Test Details

Mnemonic

CMVQR

Ordering Code

3435370

CPT-4 Code(s)

87497

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL whole blood in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Whole blood: ACD
Serum: Red top, Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), Amniotic fluid, Plasma: Yellow ACD

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized specimens
Serum separator tube (SST)
Eye fluid
Urine
BAL

Stability

Whole Blood:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

CSF, Amniotic fluid, Plasma:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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Reference Range

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

Quest SJC
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