Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

1 day

MiChart Code
BK Virus PCR, Quantitative, Plasma (Sendout)
Soft Order Code
VBKP

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Synonyms

VBBK
BKV DNA qPCR, Blood
BKV

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

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 Range
 

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection

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.

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
2 mL EDTA plasma
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL EDTA plasma

Billing Information

CPT Code
87799
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
48309-9

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.