CMV by PCR Quantitative

Additional Tests Offered (Per Consultation)

TURN AROUND TIME

2-3 Calendar Days

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
CMV by PCR Quantitative
Test Description
In patients who are immunocompromised, CMV may cause disseminated, severe disease. CMV is also the most common cause of congenital viral infection in humans. Quantitative PCR methods may be useful in monitoring CMV replication in immunosuppressed patients or in determining the viral load of CMV in amniotic fluid. This is a quantitative molecular test, with a linear range of 200-2,000,000 copies/mL.
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

CMV by PCR: QUANTITATIVE

3708

Method Description
  • Real Time PCR
FDA Cleared / Approved
No
CPT Code(s)
  • 87497
STAT Allowed
No
Draw Status

Living

Sample Volume
Minimum Sample Volume
  • 0.5 mL
Preferred Sample Volume
  • 1 mL
Sample Type
Acceptable
  • Amniotic Fluid
  • CSF
  • Plasma PPT
  • Plasma, ACD - Yellow Top Tube
  • Serum - Red Top Tube
  • Urine
  • Whole Blood ACD
Preferred
  • Whole Blood EDTA
  • Plasma, EDTA - Lavender Top Tube
Sample Stability
  • Ambient - 48 hours
  • Frozen - 30 days
  • Frozen - Unacceptable (whole blood)
  • Refrigerated 2-8°C - 8 days
Transport
Refrigerated (whole blood); Frozen (serum/plasma)
Notes
Whole blood (preferred): Collect whole blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA or ACD as anticoagulant. Blood collected in tubes containing ACD anticoagulant will yield results approximately 15% lower when compared to EDTA tubes, due to a dilution effect. Do not freeze whole blood.Plasma (preferred): Collect blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA or ACD as anticoagulant or in Plasma Preparation Tubes (PPTs). Store collected whole blood at room temperature and separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to sterile, plastic, screw-capped tubes and store refrigerated or frozen. If blood is collected in a PPT tube, centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and store refrigerated or frozen.Plasma (preferred): (cont) It is not necessary to transfer the plasma from a PPT tube to aliquot tubes. Blood collected in tubes containing ACD anticoagulant will yield refults approximately 15% lower when compared to EDTA tubes, due to a dilution effect.CSF, Amniotic Fluid, urine (acceptable): Collect in a sterile container and store refrigerated or frozen.