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CMV DNA Quantitative

Test Information

Test Name: CMV DNA Quantitative

Performing Lab: Molecular Diagnostic

Synonyms: Quantitative CMV

Order Includes: Quantitative CMV

Turnaround Time: 4 days

Additional Interpretation: Rapid, direct, and sensitive quantitation of CMV in plasma. Used to distinguish CMV disease from infection and monitor antiviral treatment.

Methodology: This assay is based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using DNA extracted from plasma specimens. The presence of CMV DNA is determined during amplification by real-time detection of hydrolysis of fluorescent probe specific for CMV conserved regions.

CPT Code: 87497



Result Information

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Specimen & Collection Information

Specimen Name: Plasma (whole blood collected in Lavendar top EDTA tube)

Container Type: Lavendar Top (EDTA)

Special Handling: Freeze plasma

Specimen Volume: Lavendar Top: 2.0 mL

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Specimen Transportation & Storage Information

Storage and Transport:Deliver whole blood to the laboratory immediately after collection. Remote Locations : Separate plasma from cells immediately upon collection. Freeze plasma at -20°C for storage.