CMV PCR - Qualitative (Not blood); Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR, Qualitative

Specimen types:
See Important Comments

Test ID LAB5807
EPIC Order
CMV PCR, Qualitative, NOT BLOOD
CPT Code(s) 87496
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Molecular Microbiology (984-974-1820)
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Respiratory specimens, body fluids, urine, tissue; see important Comments
Availability Routine: Monday-Friday
Turnaround Time 1-3 days
Reference Range Normal: Negative
CSF/urine/body/amniotic fluids/BALs/bronchial washings/mini-BALs/tracheal aspirates/tissue: collect in sterile tube/container

NOTE: Expectorated sputa is NOT an appropriate specimen.

Note: Fresh bag urine is acceptable on neonates only and must be refrigerated until it is transported to the laboratory

Blood specimens are tested quantitatively and should be ordered as: CMV(Cytomegalovirus) Viral Load, Blood (PCR)

Reviewed by jcarr on December 08, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514