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 Recent changes for CMV PCR

Recent changes for CMV PCR

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
4th May 2018
Collection & Request Instructions

Store at 4 deg C.

Please note that CMV PCR 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.

 

Store at 4 deg C.

Please note that CMV PCR on an EDTA sample 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.

 

4th May 2018
Assay name

Cytomegalovirus PCR

CMV PCR

Alternative names

CMV NAD, Cytomegalovirus NAD

CMV NAD, Cytomegalovirus NAD, Cytomegalovirus PCR

Collection & Request Instructions

Store at 4 deg C

 

Store at 4 deg C.

Please note that CMV PCR 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.

 

20th April 2018
Method

Contact Monash Pathology 

Tested M, W, F

Contact Monash Pathology 9594 4532 or if no answer try Bacteriology 9594 4565 as there is someone rostered 24/7

Tested M, W, F

19th April 2018
External Transport Instructions

All transplant patients send to VIDRL for CMV Viral Load evn if PCR requested.

Specimens tested at Monash -

Swabs (dry or in UTM) serum, Plasma (ACD or EDTA), Sterile fluids, Respiratory samples, Urine.

Specimens anticoagulated with heparin are unsuitable as heparin inhibits PCR.

All other specimens refer to VIDRL.

All transplant patients send to VIDRL for CMV Viral Load even if PCR requested.

Specimens tested at Monash -

Swabs (dry or in UTM) serum, Plasma (ACD or EDTA), Sterile fluids, Respiratory samples, Urine.

Specimens anticoagulated with heparin are unsuitable as heparin inhibits PCR.

All other specimens refer to VIDRL.

Method

 

Contact Monash Pathology 

Tested M, W, F

Contact Monash Pathology 

Tested M, W, F

CMV PCR

Ordering information:

Part of Herpes multiplex PCR.

Alternate names:
CMV NAD, Cytomegalovirus NAD, Cytomegalovirus PCR
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
HPCR
Specimen types:
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Blood
Fluid
Swab
Respiratory samples
Container types:
CSF
Sterile Jar
EDTA
Swab - white top, plain swab, plastic shaft
CSF
Collection Instructions:

Store at 4 deg C.

Please note that CMV PCR on an EDTA sample 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.

 

Notes:

This test is to screen for the presence for the presence of Cytomegalovirus

Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 days
Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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