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CMV Detection by PCR - CSF

Specimen Type:

 

also known as PCR - CMV - Quant

Spinal Fluid


MICROBIOLOGY


Specimen requirements:

Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)

Reference ranges:

CATEGORY

LOW  

HIGH  

UNITS  

QUALITATIVE  

N/A

<500

>500,000

copies/mL

N/A

Unit of measure:

N/A

Ideal sample:

1.0 mL CSF

Absolute minimum amount:

0.75 ML CSF

Method of collection:

Spinal tap or lumbar puncture.

Transportation:

Transport to the Microbiology Laboratory immediately.

Label instructions:

Specimen must be labeled with patient name and Medical Record number.

Request test on form:

Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )

Order/entry screen(s):

Microbiology/Virology

Stat frequency:

N/A

Stat turn around time:

N/A

Routine frequency:

Monday thru Friday

Must be in by:

0600 - On test days.

Routine turn around time:

72 Hours

For Hillcrest deliver to:

Microbiology : Room 2-109;  DAILY, 0800 – 1700 

Scheduling requirements :

N/A

Method:

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Special Instructions:

N/A

 

Results are available on a Chart Copy

 

Results are Quantitative

Critical Result: >500 copies/mL

CyberLAB abbreviation:

CMVC

Secondary code:

5192

Lab Processing Instructions:

Keep sample frozen or refrigerated.