BK Virus Quantitative, Serum

Last Modified: 5/6/2020 7:08:27 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube - Transferred to plastic vial


Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:
Can be shipped at ambient or frozen temperature Monday through Friday. 

Specimens shipped at ambient temperature must be received within 96 hrs. of collection.
Rejection Criteria: Whole blood frozen, specimens beyond their acceptable length of time from collection as listed in the specimen handling or specimens other than those listed
Reference Range:

39 copies/mL to 1x1010 copies/mL

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Quantitative Real-time PCR
Clinical Significance: BKV has emerged as an important pathogen in nephropathy in kidney transplant patients and hemorrhagic cystitis in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients. Early diagnosis of BK nephropathy has been shown to positively impact organ survival. Early diagnosis can be accomplished through a regular monitoring program for reactivation of BKV. Monitoring is effectively accomplished through the use of quantitative BKV DNA PCR of both blood and urine specimens. Quantitative PCR can also be used to track the course of infection and monitor response to treatment
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Eurofins (Previously Viracor)
PHL Test Code: BKSER
EPIC Test Code: LAB3054
Send Out Test Code: 2510
Alternate Test Names: BK Virus, Serum; BK Virus, Serum Quantitative ; BKV; BKV, Serum
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87799

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