Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Quantitative, Plasma, PCR

CPT: 87497
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • CMV, PCR Quantitation

Use

Quantitative detection of CMV DNA in plasma specimens as an aid to diagnosis and management of CMV infections.

Limitations

Quantitative range is 200 to 1 million IU/mL.

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Plasma

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Ship in a screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport tube.

Collection

Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection. Remove plasma, transfer plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube, and freeze. Ship frozen (preferred). To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Freeze

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Refrigerated

7 days

Frozen

90 days

Causes for Rejection

Whole blood; quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
139149 CMV Quant DNA PCR (Plasma) 139452 CMV Quant DNA PCR (Plasma) IU/mL 72493-0
139149 CMV Quant DNA PCR (Plasma) 139454 log10 CMV Qn DNA Pl log10 IU/mL 72494-8
Reflex Table for CMV Quant DNA PCR (Plasma)
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 139453 Comment: 139453 Comment: N/A

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