Ocular/vitreous fluid viral PCR quant panel (CMV, HSV, VZV)

Alphabetical Test listing

Ocular/vitreous fluid viral PCR quant panel (CMV, HSV, VZV)-994

  
Ocular/vitreous fluid viral PCR quant panel (CMV, HSV, VZV)
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Eye fluid viral PCR quant panel (CMV, HSV, VZV)
  
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Varicella zoster virus
  
Eye/vitreous fluid, undiluted or diluted
  
  

To avoid unnecessary aliquoting/transferring of sample to minimize volume loss, low-volume samples ocular specimens can be left in a properly packaged syringe.

  • Remove all sharps
  • Place a screw-on cap at end of syringe and secure cap by wrapping with Parafilm
  • Leave an airspace in the syringe to accommodate expansion upon freezing
  • Stabilize the plunger by wrapping with Parafilm (no adhesive tape)
    • Do not place pressure on the plunger
  • Place the parafilm secured syringe in a sealable specimen bag
  • Freeze samples for PCR testing within two hours of collection
  

Syringe (1mL)

 

  

Syringe - ocular fluid (1 mL)

  • Needle removed
  • Securely capped to prevent inadvertent plunging during transport and resulting loss of specimen
  
  • U of Washington request form
    • The following items are required:
      • Patient name
      • Patient DOB
      • Ordering physician
      • Ordering physician phone number
      • Specimen source
      • Date and time collected
      • ICD/Diagnosis
      • Prioritization of testing
  

Frozen (preferred)

Ambient – 2 hours

Refrigerated – NO

  
U of Washington (EYEVQP): R-NX
  
Mo - Fr
  
4 days
  

Real Time PCR (RT-PCR)

  

See report

  
87497
87530 x 2
87799
  
11/20/2020
  
12/02/2020