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Test ID LCJC JC Virus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Spinal Fluid

Useful For

An aid in diagnosing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy due to JC virus

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name

JC Virus PCR, CSF

Specimen Type

CSF

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf)

Neurology Test Request Form-General (T732) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/neurology-request-form.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LCJC JC Virus PCR, CSF In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
88909 JC Virus PCR, CSF 33295-7

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.