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10601: Cytomegalovirus DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR Print View
Source      
CMV DNA, QL PCR RT-PCR  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Amniotic Fld Supernatant   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Bronchial Alveolar Lavage   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  CSF 1 (0.05) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  Fluid Eye   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  PPT Potassium EDTA(white)   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Serum 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Tissue   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Urine   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Amniotic Fluid   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

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.

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
Reject criteria: Heparinized specimens; Unspun PPT tube






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