Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative PCR, BAL or bronch sources only

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative PCR, BAL or bronch sources only-994

  
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative PCR, BAL or bronch sources only
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  

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.

  
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or Bronch
  

Sterile vial/container

  
2.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Sterile vial/container

  

Frozen (preferred)

Ambient - 96 hours

Refrigerated – NO

  
  • Sample received at room temperature older than 96 hours
  
Viracor (5509) via LabCorp (819330): R-NX
  
Mo - Fr
  
3 days
  

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

  

Assay range: 79 IU/mL - 1.88 x 108 IU/mL

  
87497
  
10/06/2020
  
10/12/2020