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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA, Quantitative, Plasma

Order Name CMV QT PCR PL
Test Number: 3800226
Revision Date 10/07/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
CMV DNA by PCR
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction 72493-0 
CMV DNA Log by PCR
Calculation 72494-8 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.7 mL) Plasma EDTA (Lavender Top) Refrigerated
Instructions This test is for EDTA Plasma Specimens only
EDTA plasma, specimen should be centrifuged and plasma removed from cells within 2-4hrs of collection.
Specimen cannot be shared with other testing for risk of DNA contamination.
Specimen Stability: Room temperature= N/A; Refrigerated= 5 Days; Frozen= 1 Month (avoid >3 freeze/thaw cycles).
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Tuesday, Friday 
Expected TAT 6-8 days  
Clinical Use Assist in monitoring viral loads in post-transplant patients. 
Notes 8/4/2020 The TAT and Schedule for this test has been adjusted to accommodate the increase testing volume needs of SARS-CoV-2 by PCR.
10/7/2021 removed the alt spec type note - JK
Alternate specimen types: N/A, for Urine specimens see Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA, Quantitative, Urine [3809851]
CPT Code(s) 87497
Lab Section Molecular Diagnostic