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Test ID FJCV JC Polyoma Virus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Plasma

Specimen Required

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Specimen Type: Plasma (Preferred)

Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or Yellow-top (ACD-A) tube(s).

Specimen volume: 0.7 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD-A) tube(s).  Spin down and transfer 0.7 mL EDTA or ACD-A plasma to a screw-cap plastic vial. Submit frozen.


Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red-top tube, serum gel is acceptable

Specimen volume: 0.7 mL

Collection instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is acceptable. Spin down and transfer 0.7 mL serum to a screw-top plastic vial. Submit frozen.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reporting Name

JC Polyoma Virus DNA, QN PCR

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  48 hours

Reference Values

<500 copies/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FJCV JC Polyoma Virus DNA, QN PCR 49412-0


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z0559 Source 31208-2
Z0560 JC Virus DNA, QN 49412-0