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JC VIRUS, MOLECULAR DETECTION, PCR, CSF

Mnemonic

CSF JCV

Synonym

JC Virus PCR - John Cunningham Virus

Guidelines

An aid in diagnosing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy due to JC virus.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF into sterile collection container

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 7 days

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratories (LCJC)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:25 AM


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