CMV AVR, Plasma
Ganciclovir UL97 Resistance
CMV Antiviral Resistance
Ganciclovir UL54 Resistance
Foscarnet UL54 Resistance
Cidofovir UL54 Resistance
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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) followed by gene sequencing.
Mutations in specific codons of the CMV UL97 gene are associated with resistance to ganciclovir while mutations in specific codons of the CMV UL54 gene are associated with resistance to ganciclovir, foscarnet and/or cidofovir. Mutations can consist of changes in codons encoding the amino acids as well as deletions of nucleotides.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube.
Collect specimen in a lavender top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial or send intact whole blood specimen. Store and transport specimens at room temperature.