Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR

Alphabetical Test listing

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR-13638

  
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR
  
13638
  
LAB13638
  
CMVPCR
  
CMV, PCR
  

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

  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
0.5 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

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 - Spin and separate

Yellow - submit unspun (whole blood) or spin and separate

Urine - transfer 0.5 mL aliquot to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp)

  

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

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

  

Negative

  
87496
  
Result 5000-5
  
04/29/2019
  
03/30/2021
  
02/19/2021