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CMV Detection by PCR - Plasma

Specimen Type:

 

also known as CMV PCR

Blood


MICROBIOLOGY


Specimen requirements:

2 x 7 mL tubes for each test

Reference ranges:

CATEGORY

LOW  

HIGH  

UNITS  

QUALITATIVE  

N/A

<500

>500,000

copies/mL

N/A

Unit of measure:

N/A

Ideal sample:

10 mL EDTA blood

Absolute minimum amount:

2 x 7 mL tubes

Method of collection:

Phlebotomy blood draw

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):

Serology

Stat frequency:

N/A

Stat turn around time:

N/A

Routine frequency:

Monday thru Friday

Must be in by:

0600

Routine turn around time:

72 Hours

For Hillcrest deliver to:

Microbiology : Room 2-109; DAILY, 0700 – 1700

For Thornton deliver to:

Torrey Pines Laboratory, (ITL)

Scheduling requirements :

N/A

Method:

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Special Instructions:

 "Positive" PCR results on plasma may not be predictive of invasive disease.

 

Results are available on a Chart Copy

 

Results are Quantitative

SOFT abbreviation:

CMVP

Secondary code:

5191

Lab Processing Instructions:

Blood must be centrifuged, separated and refrigerated or frozen within 6 hours after drawing.