JC virus (JCV) is a human neurotropic polyomavirus that is the etiologic agent of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).
Specimen Collection Requirements
One 5 mL lavender (EDTA) or one 5 mL serum separator tube (spin blood samples and remove serum or plasma before transporting), CSF, or urine. Specimen source is required.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 30 days
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
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