Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Qualitative, PCR

CPT: 87496
Updated on 11/4/2019
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Synonyms

  • CMV, PCR

Expected Turnaround Time

3 - 4 days


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Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Whole blood, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or urine

Whole blood, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), urine, or vitreous fluid

Whole blood, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or urine


Volume

0.5 mL


Minimum Volume

0.2 mL


Container

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or sterile container (CSF or urine)

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or sterile container (CSF, urine, or vitreous fluid)

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or sterile container (CSF or urine)


Collection

Plasma must be separated from cells within 24 hours. Send in a plastic transport tube. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.


Storage Instructions

Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days. Urine is stable refrigerated or frozen for seven days. Plasma and CSF are stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days.

Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days. Urine is stable refrigerated or frozen for seven days. Plasma and CSF are stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days. Vitreous fluid is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for 14 days, frozen for 90 days.

Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days. Urine is stable refrigerated or frozen for seven days. Plasma and CSF are stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days.


Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube


Test Details


Use

This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of CMV infection.


Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)


LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138693 CMV PCR 5000-5 139185 CMV PCR 5000-5

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