Cytomegalovirus, quant, DNA PCR (plasma)

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Cytomegalovirus, quant, DNA PCR (plasma)-13531

  
Cytomegalovirus, quant, DNA PCR (plasma)
  
13531
  
LAB13531
  
CDQ
  
CMV, PCR quantitation
CMV quant, DNA PCR (blood)
  

Quantitative detection of CMV DNA in plasma specimens as an aid to diagnosis and management of CMV infections

  
EDTA plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube

  
  1. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection
  2. Remove plasma and transfer to a Screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport vial/tube - 4mL (LabCorp)
  3. Freeze
  

Frozen (preferred) - 90 days

Refrigerated - 7 days

Ambient - NO

  
  • Whole blood
  • Quantity not sufficient for analysis (QNS) 
  • 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 (139149): R-LC
  
5 days/wk
  
2 - 6 days
  

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

  

Negative

  
87497
  
Result 72493-0
  
03/29/2019
  
02/19/2020
  
02/19/2021