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CMV Detection by PCR - Amniotic Fluid

Specimen Type:

 

also known as CMV PCR - Quant

Amniotic 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:

3.0 mL amniotic fluid

Absolute minimum amount:

1.0 mL amniotic fluid

Method of collection:

Amniocentesis

Transportation:

Frozen until transportation to Microbiology Laboratory.

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):

N/A

Stat frequency:

N/A

Stat turn around time:

N/A

Routine frequency:

Monday thru Friday

Must be in by:

0600

Routine turn around time:

7 days

For Hillcrest deliver to:

Microbiology : Room 2-109;  DAILY, 0800 – 1600 

Deliver the specimen to :

NA : NA

Scheduling requirements :

N/A

Method:

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Special Instructions:

N/A

 

Results are available on a Chart Copy

 

Results are Quantitative

SOFT abbreviation:

CMVA

Secondary code:

5193

Lab Processing Instructions:

Keep frozen or refrigerated.