83580:CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV) BY PCR

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83580:CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV) BY PCR
Alias Names: CMV DNA PCR
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Edit Date: 3/17/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: 1-3 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87496-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA. Also acceptable: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), ocular fluid, neonatal urine, amniotic fluid, or biopsy tissue (freeze tissue immediately). Specimen source is required.
Handling: EDTA or SST: centrifuge and separate 1 mL plasma or serum and pour into plastic vial. Freeze. CSF: 1 mL in sterile container. Freeze. Biopsy Tissue: flash-freeze in MicroTest (M4) transport media or on dry ice. Other specimens: 1 mL fluid in sterile screw-cap vial. Freeze.
Stability: Excepting tissue, specimen stable 8 hours ambient, 72 hours refrigerated, or 3 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Heparin; whole blood or bone marrow; non-sterile or leaking containers.

Negative: Cytomegalovirus DNA not detected by PCR. Positive: Cytomegalovirus DNA detected by PCR.

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