2 - 5 days
BKV DNA qPCR, Urine
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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Detection or quantitation of BK virus DNA. Used for monitoring nephropathy in transplant patients; determining BK virus reactivation disease in bone marrow and renal transplant patients.
A 1/2 to 1 log (5-10 fold) change in viral load is considered clinically significant. Urine titers are 4-6 logs higher than blood titers.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.