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

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 Group
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
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Refrigerate, Stool only must be in Star Buffer and delivered directly to the Microbiology Laboratory receiving window.
CSF/urine/body/amniotic fluids/BALs/bronchial washings/mini-BALs/tissue: collect in sterile tube/container
NOTE: Tracheal aspirates and expectorated sputa are NOT appropriate specimens
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 ivette_marrero on April 03, 2017

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