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Approval req'd? yes, Microbiology Laboratory Medicine Resident
Available Stat? No
Test code CMQT
Performed by? Reference Laboratory - ARUP web page for Cytomegalovirus, Quantitative by PCR test details.
Sendout? yes
Price range $$$
Method PCR
Collection Instructions Requires approval of Microbiology Lab Medicine Resident (206-5699, pager (415) 443-1438).

Please get test approval BEFORE COLLECTING SAMPLE.
Sample type 5 mL (minimum 1 mL) of whole blood in lavender top (EDTA) tube.
Special instructions Deliver blood to lab immediately after collection.
Synonyms Blood Culture, Viral; Blood, PCR;
Additional information Specimen is sent to a reference lab for detection of CMV by PCR using real time amplification and detection of specific CMV genomic DNA sequences.
Last Updated 4/30/2011 10:33:05 AM
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