JC Virus DNA, PCR, Urine

CPT: 87798
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Test Details

Use

This test is intended to be used as an aid to the diagnosis of infections caused by JC virus.

Limitations

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Urine

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Sterile urine container, no preservative

Storage Instructions

Frozen (preferred) or refrigerated

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

Unstable

Refrigerated

7 days

Frozen

14 days

Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen 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
139380 JC Virus DNA, PCR (Urine) 35661-8 139381 JC Virus DNA, PCR (Urine) 35661-8

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