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JC VIRUS, MOLECULAR DETECTION, PCR, SERUM/PLASMA OR URINE

Mnemonic

JC VIRUS

Synonym

JC Virus PCR - John Cunningham Virus

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

SST, EDTA lavender, or urine

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer serum, plasma, or urine to a sterile container. 

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized specimens

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 30 days

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Referral Lab

ARUP (99169)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:27 AM


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