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Test Code CMVQLT CMV by PCR, QUALitative

Additional Codes

This test is for Bone Marrow or other tissue samples ONLY. For blood or CSF, see "CMV by PCR, QUANTitative".

Clinical System Name

CMV by PCR, QUALitative

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: 5 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: Heparin is unacceptable. Stool is not acceptable.

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. (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. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).

 

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

24 h

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N T &  F 5 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

Uw Molecular Virology Lab

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 685-6656

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.
 

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87496

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: CMV by PCR, QUALitative
Reference Test Number:

CMVQLT

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220 (Bone marrow room temp, tissue on dry ice).