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Test Code CMVBS QNT CMV by PCR Quant, Newborn Blood Spot

Clinical System Name

CMV by PCR Quant, Newborn Blood Spot


None specified

Sample Requirements

Specimen: See note

Container(s): Dried Blood Spot Card

Preferred Vol: 1 Saturated Circle

Minimum Vol: 1 Saturated Circle


Note: Testing is only to be performed on the original Newborn Screening Card from the patient's time of birth. A new sample collection is not appropriate for this test.  Newborn Blood Spot requests may vary by state.

The historical sample will typically be received by lab as community service from the County Health Department. The testing order will typically be available in CIS from the SCH otolaryngology ordering provider listed on the paperwork accompanying the sample.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location

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).


Off-site collection:


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp






STAT Performed TAT
N Set up at UW Lab 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) 520-4600


Department:  Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.


Method: RealTime rtPCR

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: CMV Quant by PCR, Blood Spots
Reference Test Number:



Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220.