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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
Storage Instructions:

Store at 4 deg C

Transport Instructions:

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.

Laboratory Notes:

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

Tested M, W, F

External Laboratory:
Monash Pathology
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