CMV, DNA, QN, PCR, Plasma ***Transplant Patients ONLY***Main Content
Test Code: 59720
CPT Code(s): 87497
Methodology: Real-time PCR
Clinical Significance: CMV is an important pathogen in the transplant setting causing pneumonitis, colitis, hepatitis, CNS disease, neutropenia, and disseminated disease. Prior to the availability of rapid and sensitive DNA PCR, CMV was a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the transplant population. Quantitative CMV DNA PCR can be used for early detection of CMV reactivation, primary infections, and monitoring response to treatment.
Alternative Name(s): Cytomegalovirus for tranplant patients only
Supply: T60 PPT Tube
Preferred Specimen: Plasma
Preferred Volume: 2mL
Transport Container: PPT Tube - Centrifuged after collection
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 96 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: SPECIMEN MUST BE CENTRIFUGED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING COLLECTION
Rejection Criteria: Specimens exceeding stability; Unlabeled or improperly labeled specimens; Specimens other than plasma from PPT tube
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