Test Details

Mnemonic

PBKQL

Ordering Code

3092790

CPT-4 Code(s)

87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells within 8 hours of collection. Send 2.0 mL plasma frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. Dedicated specimens are required. Specimens used in other assays will not be tested.
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Minimum Volume

1.0 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Serum specimens, heparinized specimens, specimens in any gel-based separation media, shared specimens, specimens submitted to repeated freeze-thaw cycles, specimens received in non-sterile or leaking containers, specimens that do not meet the storage/handling conditions criteria above
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Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen (-20°C): 30 days
Frozen (-70°C): 6 months
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Methodology

This test utilizes a polymerase chain reaction to amplify sequences from the VP1 regions of the BK virus genome. The qualitative limit of detection is 100 copies/mL (2.0 log(10) copies/mL). A "NOT DET" (Not detected) result does not rule out infection.
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Reference Range

BKV QUAL: NOT DET (Not detected)
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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