CMV PCR QUALITATIVE, PLASMA

Mnemonic

<b><span style='color:red'><u>CMVPCR</span></u></b>

Synonym

CYTOMEGALOVIRUS BY PCR QUALITATIVE, PLASMA

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, one 5.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Spin lavender (EDTA) top tube and remove plasma before transporting

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Referral Lab

ARUP

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative: Cytomegalovirus DNA not detected by PCR. Positive: Cytomegalovirus DNA detected by PCR

CPT Codes

87496

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:04 AM