CMV Isolation, Rapid
Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology
Urine, Bronchial washes, throat, CSF or Stool in M4M
Specimen container or swab
2.0 mL Urine (no preservative), 1.5 mL Bronch washing in M4M,
Throat swab in M4M,
1.0 mL sterile CSF
Cause for rejection:
Swabs dry, specimen fixed in preservative
Spin-amplified svc with subsequent IFA stain
Keep cold on ice or refrigerated. Deliver to lab ASAP. Use STERILE urine container or CSF tube. NO PRESERVATIVE. Test detects CMV only. See Virus Isolation for specific virus isolation for other suspected viruses.
Specimens will be processed daily M-F if received in the Virology laboratory by 2:30 p.m. and on weekends if received by 11:30 a.m.
For specimens collected off-site, send by courier STAT to Hospital lab
Reference range: No CMV Isolated
CMV-FA; CMV shell vial; Rapid CMV; CMV Antigen Stain