CMV Isolation, Rapid

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: CMVAG VIR1

Specimen Type: Urine, Bronchial washes, throat, CSF or Stool in M4M

Tube Type: Specimen container or swab

Collection Volume: 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

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri (0800-1700)

Methodology: Spin-amplified svc with subsequent IFA stain

Special Instructions: 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

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 24 hrs

Additional Info: Reference range: No CMV Isolated

CPT Code: 87254

Synonyms: CMV-FA; CMV shell vial; Rapid CMV; CMV Antigen Stain

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