Lab Test : Cytomegalovirus (CMV) by PCR - Qualitative

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Alternate:CMV PCR Qualitative, PCR for Cytomegalovirus - Qualitative
Includes:Detection of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) using PCR.
Phone:(937) 641-3907
Available:Daily, first shift only. Specimens received in the lab before 10:00 AM are performed same day.
Turnaround:1-2 days. Test performed daily, first shift only. Specimens received in the lab before 10:00 AM are resulted the same day.
Specimen:Body fluid (please specify source), Bronchial wash/aspirate, plasma, urine, or tissue biopsy

Rectal, eye, or respiratory specimen collected in Viral/Chlamydia transport media.
Volume:1 ml of Body fluid, Bronchial wash/aspirate

Small piece of tissue

2 ml of blood

Sterile swab of rectal, eye, or respiratory specimen put in Viral/Chlamydia transport media
Container:Sterile container - Body fluid, Bronchial wash/aspirate, or tissue biopsy

EDTA - plasma

Sterile swab (no swabs with wooden shafts please) in Viral/Chlamydia transport media
Temperature:Transport to the lab ASAP. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.
Rejection:Inappropriately identified or commingled specimens.

QNS specimens will be rejected.
Normal:Negative for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) by PCR.
Uses:Detection of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) by PCR.
Limitations:A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection.
Method:Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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