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Test Code CMVGen UM CMV Genotype

Important Note

This test requires approval before sending. Infectious Disease suggests sequential testing of UL97 first, followed by UL54.

Clinical System Name

CMV Genotype

Synonyms

CMV UL54
UL54

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.6 mL

 

Note: Other acceptable samples include CSF (stable frozen for 30 days) and BAL (stable refrigerated for 8 days and frozen for 30 days).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Samples containing heparin or received at room temperature.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Spin sample within 2 hours of collection and aliquot into a plastic aliquot tube. Store in CPA freezer send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin sample within 2 hours of collection and aliquot into a plastic aliquot tube. Transport frozen at -20 C.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Room temp

 

  Refrigerated 8 d
  Frozen 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; set up M & W at Quest

4 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

 

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and sequencing

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87910

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Genotype

Reference Test Number:

14980X

Instructions: Send out M - F with the Quest courier.