BK Virus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Urine

Last Modified: 9/15/2022 5:45:57 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 0.7 mL urine collected in a sterile leak-proof container, no preservatives
Collection Instructions:
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:  Transport frozen

Ambient 48 hours
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 30 days
Reference Range:  Not detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Clinical Significance: This test is used to determine the presence of BK virus DNA in patients' specimens.  Detection of the virus in these specimens may be indicative of an active infection, as PCR detects the presence of the virus, and not the hosts reaction to the virus.  Polyomavirus BK DNA detection in urine or plasma is associated with an increased risk of graft rejection in renal recipients.  Quantitative testing may indicate change in risk over time.  This is a quantitative molecular test, with a linear range of 500-500,000,000 copies/mL.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 day
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: BKUR3
EPIC Test Code: LAB3241
Send Out Test Code: 16581
Alternate Test Names: BK Virus DNA, Quant PCR, Urine, BKV Polyoma, BK Vi; BK Virus, Urine; BK Virus, Urine Quantitative; BKV; BKV, Urine
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87799

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