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CMV DNA by PCR, Qualitative

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Detection of Cytomegalovirus DNA in BAL, bronchial washings or tracheal aspirate specimens.

Reference Range

Cytomegalovirus DNA not detected.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in a sterile container. Send directly to the Microbiology Laboratory.

Collection Offsite

Collect bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial washings, or tracheal aspirate specimen in a sterile container. Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for longer storage. Do not allow frozen specimens to thaw at any time during storage or transport, due to possible degradation of the DNA. Specimens submitted in polystyrene tubes are not acceptable. Specimens sent for Microbiology molecular testing require a dedicated sample and cannot be shared with other laboratories.

Normal Volume
3 mL fluid
Minimum Volume
1.2 mL fluid

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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.