Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA, Qualitative PCR, Non-Plasma Order Code : CMVQL
Synonyms: CMV PCR, CMV PCR Qualitative
Specimen Type: Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) fluid, Bronchoalveolar washings, Fluids (Non-Blood), Tissue, Bone Marrow, Buffy Coat, Paraffin-Embedded Tissue, Ocular Fluid
Container Type: Bronchoalveolar specimens or Fluids (Non-Plasma) in sterile, leak-proof container or tube. Tissue in Viral Transport Media (VTM). Bone Marrow in Light-blue-top tube (sodium citrate) or Yellow-top tube Acid Citrate Dextrose Solution A (ACD). Buffy Coat in Yellow-top tube (ACD).
Required Volume: 4-12 mL Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) fluids; 4-12 mL Fluids (Non-Plasma); 5 mm3 Tissue; 4 mL Bone Marrow; 0.5 mL Ocular Fluid.
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 4-12 mL Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) fluids; 4-12 mL Fluids (Non-Plasma); 5 mm3 Tissue; 4 mL Bone Marrow; 0.1 mL Ocular Fluid
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Standard Run Times: Varies
Turnaround Time: 2-3 days
Special Handling: Transport Refrigerated
CPT Codes: 87496
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB913
SHC EPIC Code: LABCMVQL
Causes For Rejection: Blood or Bone Marrow in Heparin Tube [Note: Viral culture (Order: VIRAL CULTURE, TISSUE) can still be done]. Transport time exceeding 72 hours.
Department: Virology