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Test Code CMVDR CMV Drug Resistance UL97 and UL54

Clinical System Name

CMV Drug Resistance UL97 and UL54


CMV Sequencing

UL97 Sequencing

UL54 Sequencing



Cidofivir Resistance Test

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood or Spinal Fluid

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA, Red, Gold SST, or Sterile Container

Preferred Vol: 3 mL Whole Blood or 1 mL Spinal Fluid

Minimum Vol: 1 mL Whole Blood or 0.5 mL Spinal Fluid


Note: Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Lt. Green/Lithium Heparin Microtainer are NOT ACCEPTABLE

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Green Top

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: CPA -20 Freezer, Send Outs rack


Blood: Centrifuge tube within 24 hours of collection and aliquot serum/plasma. Freeze at -20 C.

CSF: Freeze within 2 hours of collection or ship immediately at 4 C. If CSF has cells, centrifuge and aliquot clear CSF. Freeze at -20 C.


Off-site collection: If no freezer available, ship at 4 C. Ship time not to exceed 48 hours. Do not freeze/thaw. If frozen, ship with dry ice.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp N
  Refrigerated < 48 h



STAT Performed TAT
N Monday 1-3 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


Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

CPT Codes

87910 x 2

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name CMV Drug Resistance UL97 and UL54
Reference Test Number CMVDR
Instructions Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220.