Ordering Recommendation

Detects cytomegalovirus but does not quantify viral load.  Potentially useful for congenital screening of neonates for CMV-associated hearing loss.

Mnemonic

CMVPCR SAL

Methodology

Qualitative 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

Saliva using the ORACollect OC-100 kit.

Specimen Preparation

Transport saliva in the ORACollect OC-100 kit (ARUP supply #49295). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 3 months

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

Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87496

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2008556 Cytomegalovirus PCR Source 31208-2
2008557 Cytomegalovirus by PCR, Saliva 83065-3
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Aliases

  • CMV congenital hearing loss
  • CMV PCR Saliva
  • CMV qualitative, saliva
  • herpes
  • HHV-5
  • Human herpesvirus 5
Cytomegalovirus by Qualitative PCR, Saliva