Detect cytomegalovirus but does not quantify viral load. Potentially useful for specimen types other than blood. Cytomegalovirus by Quantitative PCR (0051813) on plasma is the preferred test for most clinical indications.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
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.
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
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060040||Cytomegalovirus by Qualitative PCR||5000-5|
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