Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA, Quantitative PCR, Plasma Order Code : CMVQT
Synonyms: CMV Viral Load, CMV PCR Quantitative
Specimen Type: Plasma
Container Type: Dedicated Yellow-top tube Acid Citrate Dextrose Solution A (ACD)
Required Volume: 7 mL whole blood; 3 mL plasma
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 3 mL whole blood; 1.5 mL plasma
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Standard Run Times: Mon-Fri
Turnaround Time: 2-3 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood refrigerated. Centrifuge whole blood within 6 hours of collection and transfer plasma to a separate tube. Transport refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport plasma frozen.
CPT Codes: 87497
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB3387
SHC EPIC Code: LABCMVQT
Causes For Rejection: Samples containing heparin; delay in transit; containers other than a dedicated yellow-top tube (ACD).
Department: Virology