Cytomegalovirus DNA, Quantitative

Last Modified: 7/19/2019 4:18:57 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Whole Blood in Lavender Top Tubes - EDTA
Collection Instructions: Specify specimen source on the test requisition form and specimen container.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Whole Blood
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
8 days Refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Blood collected in tubes with heparin anticoagulant is not accepted for this test; Frozen
Reference Range: < 200 copies/mL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Real-Time PCR
Clinical Significance:

In patients who are immunocompromised, CMV may cause disseminated, severe disease. CMV is also the most common cause of congenital viral infection in humans. Quantitative PCR methods may be useful in monitoring CMV replication in immunosuppressed patients or in determining the viral load of CMV in amniotic fluid. This is a quantitative molecular test, with a linear range of 200-2,000,000 copies/mL.

Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 6 days
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: CYQNT
EPIC Test Code: LAB913
Send Out Test Code: 12190
Alternate Test Names: CMV DNA; CMV DNA Ultraquant; CMV DNA, Quantitative; Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA, Quant RT PCR; Cytomegalovirus DNA UltraQuant; Cytomegalovirus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87497

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