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Test Code VCMVBM Viral Culture + Rapid CMV, Bone Marrow

Important Note

This test is temporarily suspended at UWMC. 

Clinical System Name

Viral Culture + Rapid CMV, Bone Marrow


CMV - Bone Marrow

CMV Rapid & Viral Culture - Bone Marrow

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Bone Marrow

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL


Note: Bone marrow collected in Dark Green/Sodium Heparin is also acceptable. Specimen collected can be used for both culture and PCR.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: See instructions below.

Monday - Friday: Place sample in the Sendouts Room temperature rack.

Saturday - Sunday and Holidays: Close batch in MayoACCESS and send via Delivery Express courier to NW220. Note: Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples.


Off-site Collection: Transport specimen at room temperature.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Bone Marrow Room temp

24 h

  Refrigerated Unacceptable
  Frozen Unacceptable



STAT Performed TAT
N M - F

 1 - 2 d for Rapid CMV; 4 w for culture


Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Virology Lab

1959 NE Pacific Street, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195


Phone Number: (206) 520-4600


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

CPT Codes

87254, 87252


Method: Viral Culture

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL Bone Marrow


Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Rapid CMV and Viral Culture, Bone Marrow
Reference Test Number:



Send out Monday through Friday with the UW courier. Weekends and holidays, send via Delivery Express courier to UW NW220.