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Test Code BKVQL BK Virus Qualitative PCR Assay

Additional Codes

This test is for Bone Marrow or other tissue samples ONLY. For blood or CSF, see "BK Virus PCR Quant".

Clinical System Name

BK Virus Qualitative PCR Assay

Synonyms

None specified

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Bone marrow, Tissues or Swabs

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA for Bone Marrow or Sterile Screw-Capped Container for Tissue or Universal Transport Media for swab

Preferred Vol: 3 mL

Minimum Vol:  N/A

 

Note: Acceptable specimens include bone marrow, tissues, swabs. Collect bone marrow in Lavender/EDTA, other specimens in sterile container. No Heparin in aspirate syringe. For current test information, contact UW Molecular Lab at (206) 685-6656.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: No Heparin in aspirate syringe

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: Bone Marrow: RT, Tissue: - 20 C

Storage location

Bone Marrow:

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Room Temp Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to Virology. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).

Tissue:

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Freezer Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to Virology. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder.

 

Off-site collection: Biopsy:  send Frozen at -20°C
Bone Marrow or Paraffin tissue:  send at room temperature
Swabs:  dry swab or in universal transport media, send Frozen at -20°C.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Bone Marrow Room temp

48 h

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N T &  F 5 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

UWMC Molecular (PCR) Virology Lab 

(206) 685-6656

Department

Department:  

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 685-6066

Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.
 

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87798

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: BK Virus by PCR Qualitative
Reference Test Number:

BKVQL

Instructions:

Send out M thru F with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220 (Bone marrow room temp, tissue on dry ice).