Cytomegalovirus by PCR, Other Fluids
Label Mnemonic: CMVPR
Epic Lab Code: LAB7469
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Vitreous, Ocular or Aqueous Fluid
Collection Medium:
Sterile container
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1.0 mL fluid
Absolute Minimum: 0.3 mL fluid

Collect in sterile container: Submit one of the following 0.5 mL vitreous/ocular/or aqueous fluid if ordering one laboratory test. If multiple tests ordered, collect 1.0 mL of this fluid.

(This amount of sample will perform from 1 up to 4 viral tests).
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection period is completed.
Turn Around Time:
24 hours upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Negative
Interpretive Data:
Detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA in a specimen supports the clinical diagnosis of infection due to this virus.

Studies indicate that CMV DNA is not detected by PCR in cerebrospinal fluid from patients without central nervous system disease caused by this virus.
Comments:
Useful for rapid qualitative detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA in specimens for laboratory diagnosis of disease due to this virus.

Cautions: A negative result does not eliminate the possibility of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.

This assay is only to be used for patients with a clinical history and symptoms consistent with CMV infection, and must be interpreted in the context of the clinical picture. This test should not be used to screen asymptomatic patients.

For testing on amniotic fluid, order CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV) QUALITATIVE PCR [LAB7480].
Methodology:
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization
CPT Code:
87496
 
See also:
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Other Fluids, Amniotic, Vitreous, Ocular or Aqueous Fluid
Toxoplasma gondii PCR, Other Fluids, Amniotic, Vitreous, Ocular or Aqueous Fluid
Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR, Other Fluids, Amniotic, Vitreous, Ocular or Aqueous Fluid