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|Approval req'd?||Yes, for testing on urine samples on patients > 3 weeks old, contact Pediatric ID, Adult ID or Dr. Lawrence Drew at 415-885-7315|
|Utilization Guidelines||Urine culture for CMV is only appropriate for newborns up to 3 weeks to attempt to document congenital infection as opposed to infection acquired during delivery which becomes urine positive after3-4 weeks postpartum|
|In House Availability||Set up daily.|
|Method||Shell vial culture|
|Container type||Urine cup, sterile container|
|Amount to Collect||See preferred volumes|
|Sample type||BAL, bronchial brush, tissue biopsy, random urine, pericardial fluid, vitreous fluid
Note: For testing on blood samples order Cytomegalovirus PCR or Cytomegalovirus genotyping if susceptibility testing is desired.
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Unsuitable sample types|
|Synonyms||Viral culture; CMV; CID; CMV inclusion disease|
|Stability||Room temperature 6 hours, refrigerated 24 hours.|
|Turn around times||1-2 days|
|Additional information||Urine is acceptable only on infants up to 3 weeks old.
PCR is more sensitive than culture for testing CSF or amniotic fluid.
|Last Updated||9/18/2012 2:34:32 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667