Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Qualitative by PCR
Label Mnemonic: CMVQL
Epic Lab Code: LAB7480
Downtime Form: A-1a Molecular Pathology/Diagnostics Laboratory Requisition
Microbiology/Molecular Infectious Disease
BT 6004
356-2591
Specimen(s):
BAL or Amniotic Fluid
Collection Medium:
Sterile container
Minimum:
2.0 mL BAL or 1 mL amniotic fluid
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/Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratory by 1200 for same day testing. Specimens received on the weekend are analyzed on Monday. For additional services, contact Microbiology Resident on-call at pager #4903 weekdays; pager #3404 evenings and weekends.
Turn Around Time:
1-4 days
Reference Range:
Negative
Comments:
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.
Methodology:
PCR amplification
CPT Code:
87496