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10601: Cytomegalovirus DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR Print View
Source      
CMV DNA, QL PCR RT-PCR     

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Amniotic Fld Supernatant   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  Bronchial Alveolar Lavage   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  CSF 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Urine   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD Sol B 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  PPT Potassium EDTA(white)   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  Tissue   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Amniotic Fluid   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Fluid Eye   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  

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.

Blood collected in tubes with heparin anticoagulant are not
accepted for this test.
Plasma: Collect blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA or ACD as
anticoagulant or in Plasma Preparation Tubes (PPTs). Store collected
whole blood at room temperature and separate plasma from cells
within 2 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to sterile, plastic,
screw-capped tubes and store refrigerated or frozen. If blood is
collected in a PPT tube, centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and
store refrigerated or frozen. It is not necessary to transfer the
plasma from a PPT tube to aliquot tubes.
Whole blood: Collect whole blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA or
ACD as anticoagulant. Store refrigerated. Do not freeze whole blood.
CSF, amniotic fluid, urine and tissue: Collect in a sterile container
and store refrigerated or frozen.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87496

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Acceptable Specimen: 3 mm frozen fresh tissue Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Reject criteria: Heparinized specimens; unspun PPT tube Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction






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