JC Virus by PCR

Mnemonic

MISC

Guidelines

JC virus (JCV) is a human neurotropic polyomavirus that is the etiologic agent of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

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.

Preferred Volume

1.0

Minimum Volume

0.5

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized specimens

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 30 days

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Weds, Fri

Method

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Referral Lab

ARUP-0099169

Reference Values

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:18 AM