Cytomegalovirus DNA, Qualitative

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

CMV DNA QL

CPT CODE:

87496

CDM NUMBER:

3481110

TEST INFORMATION:

This test is performed on CSF, urine, tissue, and BAL for the detection of Cytomegalovirus DNA by real-time PCR.

DAYS PERFORMED:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

TURNAROUND TIME:

72 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

Sterile container

COLLECTION:

Collect under sterile conditions into a sterile container.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

1 ml of urine, BAL, CSF, 3 - 5 mm of tissue

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Specimen container mislabeled or unlabeled, quantity of specimen not sufficient, non-sterile container used, specimen leaking from the primary container.

MINIMUM VOLUME:

200 ul

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Send to the laboratory immediately after collection.  If the specimen cannot be sent immediately, refrigerate until transport.

REFERENCE RANGE:

Cytomegalovirus DNA not detected

LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

Reliable results are dependent on appropriate specimen collection, transport, storage, and processing procedures.  Lower limit of detection is 250 copies/ml of specimen.

METHODOLOGY:

Real-time PCR

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Detection of Cytomegalovirus in CSF.

TEST SYNONYM(S):CMV DNA Detection, CMV PCR, CMV Real time PCR, CMV DNA Qual