Cytomegalovirus by Qualitative PCR

Abbrev Code:CMVQUL   
Order Code:LAB6707Order Name:Cytomegalovirus by Qualitative PCR
Methodology:Qualitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CPT Codes: 87496 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-3 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate sample type on specimen container.

This test uses a manufacturer labeled Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. The test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Bone marrow, whole blood, CSF, BAL, amniotic fluid, ocular fluid, tissue, urine or breast milk (with disclaimer)
Optimal Volume:2 mL blood or 1 mL non-blood specimen
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL blood, or 0.5 mL non-blood specimen
Container:Sterile tube
Alternate Containers: Container, Tissue, sterile, Purple (EDTA), Red or gold (gel), Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimens. Non-frozen tissue specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:For serum or plasma, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL; 0.5 mL minimum. Alternately aliquot 1 mL whole blood or non-blood specimen into a standard ARUP tube or sterile container. Store whole blood or bone marrow refrigerated, all others frozen. Tissue samples must be frozen immediately. Indicate source on all specimens.
Shipping Instructions:Ship whole blood or bone marrow refrigerated, all others frozen. For breast milk samples, document on ARUP packing list to run with a disclaimer.
Stability:Whole blood or bone marrow is stable for 1 week at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen. Tissue is stable for 3 months frozen. All other specimens are stable for 8 hours at room temperature; 72 hours refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60040


Reference Range:By report
Use:Detects cytomegalovirus but does not quantify viral load.

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