Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Quantitative by PCR, Non Blood


Sunquest Code:CMVQNB  
Epic Code:LAB6922Epic Name:Cytomegalovirus, Quant PCR Non Blood
Methodology:PCR
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source on specimen container and ViraCor-IBT request form.
Compliance:

This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Amniotic fluid, bone marrow, CSF, eye swab, tissue
Container:See Collection Instructions
Collection Instructions:

 

Amniotic  Fluid: 2 mL; 0.5 mL minimum in a sterile container.

 

Bone Marrow: 2 mL; 0.2 mL minimum in a purple (EDTA) tube.

 

CSF: 2 mL; 0.5 mL minimum in a sterile container.

 

Eye Swab: Sterile swab placed in a 2 mL sterile saline, M4, or viral transport media in a sterile, screw top tube (minimum volume 0.5 mL). Do not use calcium alginate swab or wood shafted swab.

 

Tissue: Place a minimum of 5 mg fresh tissue (approximately ½ of a pencil eraser size) in a sterile container. Do not add water, saline or other fluid media.

 

Causes for Rejection:Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue will not be accepted.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not add water, saline or other fluid media to tissue container. Freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship overnight on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ViraCor)
Referral Lab number:5500


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Amniotic Fluid

104 IU/mg to 1.88 x 108 IU/mg

Bone Marrow

1039 IU/mL – 1.88 x 108 IU/mL

CSF

142 IU/mg to 1.88 x 108 IU/mg

Eye Swab

Detected/Not Detected

Tissue

37 IU/mg to 1.88 x 107 IU/mg

 

 

Use:Quantitative CMV DNA PCR can be used for early detection of CMV reactivation, primary infections and monitoring response to treatment.


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