Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR-13638

Test info

  
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR
  
13638
  
LAB13638
  
CMVPCR
  
CMV, PCR
  

This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of CMV infection

Specimen

  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
0.5 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10, times to prevent clotting

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4 mL

  
EDTA plasma
ACD plasma
ACD whole blood
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Urine
  

EDTA plasma

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

ACD whole blood or plasma

Yellow ACD (A or B)

 

CSF

Sterile vial/container

Urine

Screw cap plastic container (non sterile)

  

Lavender/yellow

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10, times to prevent clotting

  

Lavender

  1. Spin
  2. Transfer plasma to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as EDTA plasma, within two (2) hours of sample collection

Yellow (ACD plasma)

  1. Spin
  2. Transfer plasma to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as ACD plasma, within two (2) hours of sample collection

Urine

Transfer 0.5 mL aliquot to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as urine

  

EDTA plasma, ACD plasma or urine:

Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp)

ACD whole blood:

Yellow ACD (A or B)

 

  
Whole blood:
Ambient (preferred) - 7 days
Refrigerated - 7 days

Urine:
Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days
Frozen - 7 days

Plasma:
Ambient (preferred) - 7 days
Refrigerated - 7 days
Frozen - 90 days

CSF:
Ambient (preferred) - 7 days
Refrigerated - 7 days
Frozen - 90 days
  
  • Quantity not sufficient for analysis
  • Gross specimen contamination
  • Specimen too old
  • Leaking or broken tube
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (138693): R-LC
  
6x/week
  
3 - 4 days
  

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Negative

Billing

  
87496
  
Result 5000-5

Tracking

  
04/29/2019
  
03/30/2021
  
02/19/2021