|Alternate:||CMV PCR Qualitative, PCR for Cytomegalovirus - Qualitative|
|Includes:||Detection of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) using PCR.|
|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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