CMV by PCR
Label Mnemonic: CMVBM
Epic Lab Code: LAB5713
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Bone Marrow
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Alternate Collection Media:
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL bone marrow
Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL bone marrow
Rejection Criteria:
Nonsterile or leaking containers. Heparinized specimens.
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-3 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Interpretive Data:
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or cytomegalovirus DNA concentrations below the level of detection of the assay.
Comments:
This test detects cytomegalovirus but does not quantify viral load.

Test results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.
Methodology:
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
CPT Code:
87496