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

Alternate names:
CMV Quantitation NAD, Cytomegalovirus quantitation
Referred Test
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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

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

Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 days
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

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

Laboratory Notes:

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

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