Cytomegalovirus by PCR, Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
0060031
Ordering Recommendation
Detects cytomegalovirus in whole blood or bone marrow but does not quantify viral load. Quantitative cytomegalovirus PCR (0051813) testing on patient plasma is preferred for most clinical indications.
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Mnemonic
CMVPCR B
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or bone marrow aspirate in lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Do not freeze specimens. Transport 1 mL whole blood OR 1 mL bone marrow. (Min: 0.5 mL).  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma (refer to Cytomegalovirus by PCR, ARUP test code 0060040). Heparinized specimens. Frozen specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
87496
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060031Cytomegalovirus by PCR, Whole Bld/Bn Mrw
0060038Cytomegalovirus Source
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Cross References
  • CMV PCR Bone Marrow
  • CMV PCR Whole Blood
  • CMV qualitative, bone marrow
  • CMV qualitative, whole blood
  • herpes
  • HHV-5
  • Human herpesvirus 5