BKV DNA qPCR, Blood
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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.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. If specimen will not be received by Viracor within 96 hours, centrifuge and aliquot plasma into a screw-capped plastic vial. Freeze. Specimens sent for BK Virus DNA testing require a dedicated sample and cannot be shared with other laboratories.