Ordering Recommendation

Detect JC virus in CSF, serum, or urine specimens.

Mnemonic

JC VIRUS

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-4 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. OR CSF or urine.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, CSF or urine to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

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.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87798

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060769 JC Virus Source 31208-2
0099169 JC Virus by PCR 42921-7
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Aliases

  • JC Virus PCR
  • JCV
  • John Cunningham Virus
JC Virus by PCR