Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative PCR
Label Mnemonic: CMVPCRCSF
Epic code: LAB8009
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Microbiology
Microbiology/Molecular Infectious Disease
BT 6004
Collection Medium:
CSF collection kit
1 mL CSF
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. 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
CPT Code:
See Additional Information:
CSF Specimen Collection for Analysis