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CMV Isolation, Rapid

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
CMVAG VIR1
Specimen Type:
Urine, Respiratory, CSF, whole stool 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 whole stool or stool in M4
Cause for Rejection:
Swabs dry, specimen fixed in preservative
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Mon-Fri (0800-1700), Sat-Sun (0800-1100)
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