Specimen Requirements

Title

CYTOMEGALOVIRUS DNA,QNT/PCR

Specimen Requirement

Collect Lavender EDTA, send 1.0 mL whole blood.

 

Alternate Specimen: Serum from Red top

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability

Room temp: 48 hours, Refrigerated: 8 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days

Clinical Use

Aid in the diagnosis of CMV infection.

Test Code

CMVQW