Use to detect cytomegalovirus; does not quantify viral load. Potentially useful for specimen types other than blood. Cytomegalovirus by Quantitative NAAT, Plasma (3005895) is the preferred test for blood specimens.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
New York DOH Approval Status
Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Amniotic fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), CSF, ocular fluid, tissue, urine, or dried blood spot (DBS).
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL plasma, serum, whole blood, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, BAL, CSF, ocular fluid, or urine to a sterile container.
(Min: 0.5 mL)
Dried Blood Spot: Whole blood collected on newborn screening card (3/16 inch punch). Transport punch in an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.
Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.
Whole Blood or Bone Marrow: Refrigerated.
Dried Blood Spot: Room temperature.
Heparinized specimens, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Specimen source is required.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months
Whole Blood or Bone Marrow: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week
Dried Blood Spot: Ambient: 28 days; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 8 days
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060040||Cytomegalovirus by Qualitative PCR||5000-5|
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