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

2-5 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



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