BK Virus, Quantitative PCR, Blood
2002304
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
BK QNT BLD
Methodology
Quantitative Real-Time 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 serum separator tube  
Specimen Preparation
Do not freeze whole blood specimens. Transport 1 mL whole blood, serum or plasma in a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Urine (refer to BK Virus, Quantitative PCR, Urine, ARUP test code 2002310). Frozen whole blood. Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Not detected
Interpretive Data
The quantitative range of this assay is 2.6-8.6 log copies/mL (390-390,000,000 copies/mL).

A negative result (less than 2.6 log copies/mL or less than 390 copies/mL) does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or BK virus DNA concentrations below the level of detection of the assay. Inhibition may also lead to underestimation of viral quantitation.

No international standard is currently available for calibration of this assay. Caution should be taken when interpreting results generated by different assay methodologies.

See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
The limit of quantification for this DNA assay is 2.6 log copies/mL (390 copies/mL). If the assay DID NOT DETECT the virus, the test result will be reported as "< 2.6 log copies/mL (< 390 copies/mL)." If the assay DETECTED the presence of the virus but was not able to accurately quantify the number of copies, the test result will be reported as "Not Quantified."
CPT Code(s)
87799
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2002305BK Virus (cpy/mL), Blood
2002307BK Virus Source, Blood
2002308BK Virus (log cpy/mL), Blood
2002309BK Virus Interp, Blood
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Cross References
  • BK Virus Blood Quant PCR
  • BKV Quant blood
  • Polyomavirus
  • Viral load monitoring