Cytomegalovirus by Qualitative PCR
0060040
Ordering Recommendation
Detects cytomegalovirus but does not quantify viral load. Potentially useful for specimen types other than blood.
Mnemonic
CMVPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or serum separator tube. Amniotic fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), CSF, ocular fluid, tissue, or urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL plasma, serum, amniotic fluid, BAL, CSF, ocular fluid, or urine to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Whole blood or bone marrow; refer to Cytomegalovirus by PCR, Whole Blood or Bone Marrow (ARUP test code 0060031). Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source is required.  
Stability
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months
All others:
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87496
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050103Cytomegalovirus Source
0060040Cytomegalovirus by Qualitative PCR
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Aliases
  • CMV
  • CMV by PCR
  • CMV qualitative
  • herpes
  • HHV-5
  • Human herpesvirus 5