Lab Test : Viral Culture - Blood

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Alternate:Blood Culture Viral; Blood CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Culture; Buffy Coat Viral Culture
Includes:Viral isolation and identification from blood, including rapid identification of CMV.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:BLVI
Available:Daily, 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day
Turnaround:Negatives reported at 21 days, positives as identified
Specimen:Blood
Volume:3.0 mL (1 mL minimum)
Container:Green top tube(heparin)
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:No virus isolated.
Uses:Aids in the detection and identification of viral infection.

Detectable Viruses – Adenovirus, CMV, Enterovirus, HSV, VZV

Please notify Virology if looking for Measles or Mumps
Limitations:Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not rule out a viral infection.

If Adenovirus, CMV, HSV, or VZV is the only virus suspected, PCR is more sensitive and specific and has a turnaround time of 1 day.
Method:Traditional viral tissue culture
 

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