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JC virus Antibody (New test)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code JCAB
Test group JCV
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoassay
Container type Gold top, red top or Lavender top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum or plasma
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Min. Volume 0.25 mL serum or plasma
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze. Ship to CB frozen. Order Quest test code 91665
Normal range Negative
Synonyms John Cunningham virus
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 3 months
Turn around times 7-10 days
Reflex? If the JCV Antibody result is, "INDETERMINATE", STRATIFY JCVª Antibody Inhibition Assay will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86711)
Additional information The JC Virus (JCV) is associated with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML). Detection of antibodies to JCV in serum or plasma is a reliable indicator of exposure to JCV. The analytical performance characteristics were determined for multiple sclerosis patients.
CPT coding 86790-90
Last Updated 2/19/2014 4:10:24 PM
Entry Number 1547

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