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- CMV Culture
- Culture, Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Aid in the diagnosis of disease caused by CMV (eg, viral infections, pneumonia, and organ transplant-related disease)
Conventional tissue culture and shell vial cell cultures; FA confirmation
CMV infections are common and are often asymptomatic, but can be severe and life-threatening in immunocompromised patients including organ recipients and AIDS patients. CMV is the most frequent cause of congenital viral infections in humans and occurs in about 1% of all newborns. Approximately 90% have no clinical symptoms at birth. Ten percent to 20% of these infants will develop complications before school age. Congenital infection may occur as a result of either primary or recurrent maternal infection. Serology for the detection of cytomegalovirus is available.
Blood, urine, buffy coat, throat, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial washings, cervical, semen, biopsy sources, or bone marrow
10 to 14 mL blood or 4 mL urine
Bronchoalveolar lavage: Submit 10 to 50 mL fluid in sterile leakproof container and refrigerate.
Urine: A first morning clean catch urine should be submitted in a sterile screw-cap container. Refrigerate immediately and ship at 4°C. Do not freeze.
Blood/buffy coat/bone marrow: Collect two green-top (heparin) tubes. Transport at room temperature as soon as possible. Do not freeze.
Other: Collect a viral transport for throat, cervical, semen, and biopsy sources. Refrigerate immediately and ship at 4°C. Do not freeze.
Causes for Rejection
If reflex test is performed, additional charges/CPT code(s) may apply. Submit one specimen per test requested. Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, genital lesion). Indicate a specific test number on the test request form. Check expiration date of transport; do not use expired devices.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|008201||Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Culture||5838-8||008201||Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Culture||5838-8|
|Reflex Table for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Culture|
|Order Code||Order Name||Result Code||Result Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|Reflex 1||008202||Viral Identification||008202||Viral Identification||615-5|