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Test ID LCMV Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Useful For

Rapid qualitative detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA

 

This test is not intended for the monitoring of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease progression.

Highlights

Qualitative detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Reporting Name

Cytomegalovirus PCR

Specimen Type

Varies


Ordering Guidance


For plasma specimens order CMVQN / Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time PCR, Plasma.



Necessary Information


Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Spinal, pleural, peritoneal, ascites, pericardial, amniotic, or ocular

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Sterile screw-cap 5-mL aliquot tube

Acceptable: Sterile Container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Respiratory; bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Sterile screw-cap 5-mL aliquot tube

Acceptable: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

 

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-M4-RT (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Genital; cervix, vagina, urethra, anal/rectal, or other genital sources

Container/Tube: multimicrobe media (M4-RT) (T605) and ESwabs

Collection Instructions: Place swab back into multimicrobe media (M4-RT, M4, or M5) 

 

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-M4-RT Media (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Miscellaneous; dermal, eye, nasal, saliva, or throat

Container/Tube: multimicrobe media (M4-RT) (T605) and ESwabs

Collection Instructions: Place swab back into multimicrobe media (M4-RT, M4, or M5)

 

Supplies:

-M4-RT (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Sources: Brain, colon, kidney, liver, lung, etc.

Container/Tube: Sterile container containing 1 mL to 2 mL of sterile saline or multimicrobe medium (M4-RT [T605], M4, or M5)

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Submit only fresh tissue in multimicrobe media (M4-RT) (T605) or a sterile container with 1 to 2 mL sterile saline

 

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen.

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

Body Fluid, Ocular Fluid, Spinal Fluid, or Urine: 0.3 mL
Respiratory Specimens: 1 mL
Tissue: 2 × 2-mm biopsy

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87496

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LCMV Cytomegalovirus PCR 5000-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC66 Specimen Source 31208-2
81240 Cytomegalovirus PCR 5000-5

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.

Report Available

Same day/1 to 3 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.