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.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

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

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

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