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 Recent changes for CMV Viral Load

Recent changes for CMV Viral Load

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
4th May 2018
Assay name

Cytomegalovirus Quantitation

CMV Viral Load

Alternative names

CMV Quantitation NAD, CMV Viral Load

CMV Quantitation NAD, Cytomegalovirus quantitation

Collection & Request Instructions

A dedicated 1 x 4mL EDTA blood tube is required.

Transport to the laboratory at room temperature.

A dedicated 1 x 4mL EDTA blood tube is required.

Transport to the laboratory at room temperature.

Please note that CMV Viral Load can only be performed on a sample tube which has NOT been used for other testing.  For this reason, this test cannot be added to previously collected samples.

19th April 2018
Processing Instructions

If requested on patients other than Transplant and Oncology patients refer to Clinical Microbiologist for approval.

19th April 2018
External Laboratory

Austin Pathology

Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)

Frequency

Twice weekly

Daily

Method

This test cannot be performed on the same specimen as for an FBE or any other test unless an aliquot is made in the Molecular Diagnostics Lab prior to any other test being performed on the blood sample.

  Contact Austin Pathology 94965657

This test cannot be performed on the same specimen as for an FBE. A separate EDTA tube is required.

<400 copies per ml can be detected but will be reported without specific quantity

Contact VIDRL 9342 9628

CMV Viral Load

Ordering information:

CMV Viral Load will be performed on Transplant and Oncology patients.

Alternate names:
CMV Quantitation NAD, Cytomegalovirus quantitation
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
CMVVL
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:

A dedicated 1 x 4mL EDTA blood tube is required.

Transport to the laboratory at room temperature.

Please note that CMV Viral Load can only be performed on a sample tube which has NOT been used for other testing.  For this reason, this test cannot be added to previously collected samples.

Minimum Adult Volume:
0.3 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.3 mL
Notes:

This is a quantitative test for the detection of Cytomegalovirus in blood by PCR.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 days
Laboratory Use Only

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