Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative PCR Blood
Label Mnemonic: CMVPCR
Epic Lab Code: LAB2227
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Molecular
Microbiology/Molecular Infectious Disease
BT 6004
Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA)
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Testing Schedule:
Batch analysis performed daily Monday through Friday. Sample must be received by the Microbiology Laboratory by 1200 for same day testing. Specimens received on the weekend are analyzed on Monday. For additional services, contact Clinical Pathology Resident on-call at pager #3404.
Turn Around Time:
1-4 days
Reference Range:
Reportable linear range of 200 - 2,000,000 copy/mL

Positive results less than 200 copy/mL will be reported as "POS <200 CPM" and negative results will be reported as "Negative".
Submit to the lab as soon as possible. Specimens stored at 4°C will be accepted up to 72 hours after collection.

Testing requires a dedicated tube.

The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the University of Iowa Microbiology and Molecular Pathology Laboratory. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This test is for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research. The laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.
PCR amplification
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