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BKV DNA Quantitative

Test Information

Test Name: BKV DNA Quantitative

Performing Lab: Molecular Diagnostic

Synonyms: BK Virus

Order Includes: BK Virus Quant by PCR
BK Virus Quant Titer

Turnaround Time: 4 days

Additional Interpretation: Rapid, direct, and sensitive quantitation of BKV in plasma distinguishing BKV associated nephropathy (BKVAN) from acute rejection in a patient following renal transplant.

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

CPT Code: 87799



Result Information

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Specimen & Collection Information

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

Container Type: Lavender Top (EDTA)

Special Handling: Freeze Plasma

Specimen Volume: Lavender 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.