83585:CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV), DNA, ULTRA QUANTITATIVE

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83585:CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV), DNA, ULTRA QUANTITATIVE
Alias Names: CMV DNA ULTRA QUANT
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Tuesday-Saturday
Released: 3-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87497-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Three 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA). For alternate specimen types, contact the PeaceHealth Laboratories Sendout Department.
Handling: Keep at ambient temperature. DO NOT centrifuge or separate.
Stability: 4 days ambient or 4 days refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 10 mL whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL whole blood.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: Quantitates down to 100 copies/mL to provide ultrasensitive monitoring of CMV viral load. In patients receiving antiviral therapy, an increase in CMV viral load is indicative of reactivation of CMV infection or associated with the emergence of virus variants with reduced susceptibility to ganciclovir, foscarnet, and/or cidofovir.