EPIC Code

LAB3243
CMVPCRBLD

Collect

One 6.0 mL pink-top (EDTA - whole blood) filled to at least 80% capacity.

Specimen SOURCE must be included on requisition.

NOTE: If testing desired on PLASMA, order LAB3244 and specify SOURCE = plasma.

Pediatric Collection

At least 0.5 mL of whole blood collected in a 1.0 mL pink top microtainer (EDTA) or other blood tube with EDTA anticoagulant.

Unacceptable Conditions

Sample not properly identified; insufficient sample volume; contaminated specimen; clotted sample; tubes not filled to 80-100% capacity; improper storage conditions; gross hemolysis; samples stored in fixatives.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal:  Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature.

Offsite: Do not centrifuge.  Send at 2-8 degrees C if tested within 72 hours. If delivery is not expected within 72 hours, freeze whole blood at -70 degrees C and ship on dry ice.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient, 12 hours; Refrigerated, 72 hours, Frozen (-70 degrees C), 6 months.

Remarks

Quantitative results will be reported.

Performed by

UCH Clinical Laboratory - Molecular Diagnostics

Performed

Mon-Fri.

Methodology

DNA amplification by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using a CMV-specific DNA probe detected by real-time PCR.

Reported

24-48 hours

Synonyms

  • LAB3243
  • CMVPCRBLD

Interpretive Data

0 = Not Detected

<1000 = Positive. Virus detected below 1000 IU/mL

1000-1,000,000 IU/mL = Quantitative positive range

>1,000,000 IU/mL = Greater than maximum quantitative range.

CPT Codes

87497

Collection

EPIC Code

LAB3243
CMVPCRBLD

Collect

One 6.0 mL pink-top (EDTA - whole blood) filled to at least 80% capacity.

Specimen SOURCE must be included on requisition.

NOTE: If testing desired on PLASMA, order LAB3244 and specify SOURCE = plasma.

Pediatric Collection

At least 0.5 mL of whole blood collected in a 1.0 mL pink top microtainer (EDTA) or other blood tube with EDTA anticoagulant.

Unacceptable Conditions

Sample not properly identified; insufficient sample volume; contaminated specimen; clotted sample; tubes not filled to 80-100% capacity; improper storage conditions; gross hemolysis; samples stored in fixatives.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal:  Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature.

Offsite: Do not centrifuge.  Send at 2-8 degrees C if tested within 72 hours. If delivery is not expected within 72 hours, freeze whole blood at -70 degrees C and ship on dry ice.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient, 12 hours; Refrigerated, 72 hours, Frozen (-70 degrees C), 6 months.

Remarks

Quantitative results will be reported.

Performed by

UCH Clinical Laboratory - Molecular Diagnostics

Ordering

Performed

Mon-Fri.

Methodology

DNA amplification by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using a CMV-specific DNA probe detected by real-time PCR.

Reported

24-48 hours

Synonyms

  • LAB3243
  • CMVPCRBLD
Result Interpretation

Interpretive Data

0 = Not Detected

<1000 = Positive. Virus detected below 1000 IU/mL

1000-1,000,000 IU/mL = Quantitative positive range

>1,000,000 IU/mL = Greater than maximum quantitative range.

Administrative

CPT Codes

87497