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2418: Cytomegalovirus Culture Print View
Specimen Source      
Preliminary Culture CULTURE     
Cytomegalovirus Culture CULTURE  Not isolated   

PRIMARY
1 Urine 10 (1) mL   Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Culturette/Swab   Frozen - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Fluid   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  M4 Transport Media/Swab   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  
  Semen   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Sterile Container/Tube   Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s) Nasal or Throat Swab./// 
  CSF 2 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)  
  Bone Marrow Heparinized   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  
  Bone Marrow ACD   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  
  Tissue   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)  
  Viral Transport Media   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  

Diagnosis of CMV related infections such as congenital, perinatal, postnatal, pneumonia, and organ transplant-related disease.

1. Specimens should be collected early in the acute phase of
infection. The chance of viral recovery is best during the first 3
days after onset and is greatly reduced beyond 5 days with many
viruses.
2. Source of specimen is required, please include on requisition.
3. Place the following specimens into:
a. sterile leak proof container: CSF, body fluids, urine, semen,
saliva, biopsy or tissues, and bone marrow.
b. viral transport media (M4, etc): respiratory samples
(bronchial, lung, throat, nasal).
4. Unacceptable specimens: Stool, whole blood, sputum, wooden swabs,
and calcium alginate.
5. All specimens except bone marrow, fluids and semen held more than
72 hours must be frozen at -70C (not -20C) or on dry ice. Do not
freeze at -20C. Virus loses infectivity.
6. Ship specimens on cold pack or on dry ice.
7. M4 transport media (M4) and dacron-tipped swabs with plastic or
fine-wire shafts available for use with M4 are provided. Please
call Client Services, 800-421-4449 to request media.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
26 days

CPT Code
87252

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
Methodology: Shell vial and Tissue Culture. Whole blood not acceptable for these tests.






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