JC Virus by PCR


Sunquest Code:JC  
Epic Code:LAB6488Epic Name:JC Virus by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CPT Code:87798
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is requried.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, CSF or urine
Optimal Volume:2 mL blood or 1 mL CSF or urine
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL blood or 0.5 mL CSF or urine
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Sterile tube, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel), Plastic leakproof container, sterile)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Blood: Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Do not process CSF or urine.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99169


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