Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an important pathogen in the transplant setting causing pneumonitis, colitis, hepatitis, CNS disease, neutropenia, and disseminated disease. Prior to the availability of rapid and sensitive DNA PCR, CMV was a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the transplant population. Quantitative CMV DNA PCR can be used for early detection of CMV reactivation, primary infections, and monitoring response to treatment.
Ambient - 96 hours
Refrigerated – NO
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Assay range: 79 IU/mL - 1.88 x 108 IU/mL