In patient's specimens. Detection of the virus may be indicative of an active infection, as PCR detects the presence of the virus, and not the host's reaction to the virus. Polyomavirus BK DNA detection in urine or plasma is associated with an increased risk of raft rejection in renal recipients. Quantitative testing may indicate change in risk over time. This is a quantitative molecular test, with a linear of 500 - 500,000,00 copies/mL.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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