Use to detect and quantify cytomegalovirus (CMV). For additional information regarding updates to ARUP's quantitative CMV testing, please visit www.aruplab.com/infectious-disease/cmv_test_updates.
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
New York DOH Approval Status
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or plasma preparation tube (PPT).
Separate from cells within 24 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube (ARUP supply #15824). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at 800-522-2787. (Minimum volume, 1mL)
Heparinized specimens, whole blood, serum, respiratory specimens, CSF.
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: 12 weeks
The quantitative range of this test is 1.54-7.00 log IU/mL (34.5-10,000,000 IU/mL).
An interpretation of "Not Detected" does not rule out the presence of inhibitors or CMV DNA concentration below the level of detection of the assay. Care should be taken in the interpretation of any single viral load determination.
International standardization has improved comparability of assay results across laboratories, but discrepancies still exist due to commutability issues with the standard.
The limit of quantification for this assay is 1.54 log IU/mL (34.5 IU/mL). If the assay DETECTED the presence of the virus but was not able to accurately quantify the viral load, the test result will be reported as "Not Quantified, Detected."
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3005896||CMV Qnt by NAAT, Plasma IU/mL||72493-0|
|3005897||CMV Qnt by NAAT, Plasma log IU/mL||72494-8|
|3005898||CMV Qnt by NAAT, Plasma Interp||30246-3|
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