Test Overview

Test Methodology

Real time PCR

Test Usage

Early detection of CMV reactivation, primary infections, and monitoring response to treatment.

Reference Range*

Not Detected

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

If a tissue is sent on saline or another fluid, Qualitative testing will be performed.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Monday - Saturday

Analytic Time

2 - 3 days

Soft Order Code


MiChart Code

CMV DNA by PCR, Other Sources




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Specimen Requirements

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).

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, trap containers, or specimens exceeding 96 hours at ambient temperature.

Normal Volume

2 mL fluid

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL fluid

Additional Information

Test sent to Viracor Eurofins

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