BK virus quant , PCR, plasma/serum

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BK virus quant , PCR, plasma/serum-13529

  
BK virus quant , PCR, plasma/serum
  
13529
  
LAB13529
  
BKDNA
  
BK
BK virus quantitation, real-time DNA PCR
Polyomavirus BK Quantitation
Quantitation of BK Virus, DNA Using Real-time PCR
  

Detection and quantitation of BK virus plasma or serum specimens as an aid in the diagnosis and management of BK virus infections.

  
EDTA plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  
  1. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection
  2. Transfer plasma to a LabCorp polypropylene screw-capped tube
  3. Freeze

To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, submit a separate frozen aliquot for each test requested.

  
ACD plasma
Serum
  
  
  1. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection
  2. Transfer serum or plasma to a LabCorp polypropylene screw-capped tube
  3. Freeze

To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, submit a separate frozen aliquot for each test requested.

  

Screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport vial/tube - 4mL (LabCorp)

  

Frozen (preferred) - 90 days

Refrigerated - 7 days

Ambient - NO

  
  • Quantity not sufficient for analysis (QNS) 
  • Leaking or broken tube
  • Inadequate storage or transport
  • Whole blood
  • 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 (138962): R-LC
  
5 days/wk
  
2 - 5 days
  

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

  

Negative

  
87799
  
Result 41479-7
  
03/27/2019
  
03/17/2020
  
02/19/2021