Cytomegalovirus DNA, Qualitative

Last Modified: 2/20/2019 12:44:58 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Whole Blood Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Whole Blood
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
8 days Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria: Frozen; Hepranized, Blood collected in tubes with heparin anticoagulant
Reference Range: Not Detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Real-Time PCR
Clinical Significance: CMV infections are common and usually asymptomatic. In patients who are immunocompromised, CMV may cause
disseminated, severe disease. CMV may cause birth defects in a minority of infected newborns. DNA methods provide the highest sensitivity and specificity of any method.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 6 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: CMVQL
EPIC Test Code: LAB2948
Send Out Test Code: 10601
Alternate Test Names: CMV DNA, Qualitative ; Cytomegalovirus DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87496

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