JC Virus Antibody (with Index) with Reflex to Inhibition Assay

Abbrev Code:JCVINX   
Order Code:LAB6920Order Name:JC Virus Ab Index Reflex Inhibition
Synonyms:JC Polyoma Virus; Stratify JCV Antibody; Index
CPT Codes: 86711 x1, 86790 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 14 days.
Special Instructions:If the JCV Antibody result is indeterminate, stratified JCV Antibody Inhibition Assay will be performed.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA), Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis, grossly lipemic, grossly icteric

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.25 mL minimum serum or plasma. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:7 days at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; 90 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:91665


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Index Interpretive Criteria









Use:The JC virus (JCV) is associated with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML). Detection of antibodies to JCV in serum or plasma is a reliable indicator of exposure to JCV. The analytical performance characteristics were determined for multiple sclerosis patients.

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