Real time PCR
Early detection of CMV reactivation, primary infections, and monitoring response to treatment.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
If a tissue is sent on saline or another fluid, Qualitative testing will be performed.
Days Test Performed
Monday - Saturday
2 - 3 days
Soft Order Code
CMV DNA by PCR, Other Sources
CMV DNA by PCR
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Offsite Collection Instructions
The following specimen types are acceptable: Amniotic Fluid, or Vitreous Fluid (2 mL in sterile tube, freeze), Bronchial Lavage (BAL) (2 mL in sterile tube, room temperature), Bone Marrow (1 - 2 mL in EDTA, room temperature), Stool (2 mL in sterile container, freeze), Tissue (moistened with saline, in sterile cup, freeze), and Urine (2 mL in sterile tube, room temperature).
Whole blood, trap containers, or specimens exceeding 96 hours at ambient temperature.
2 mL fluid
0.5 mL fluid
Test sent to Viracor Eurofins