Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Qualitative
 
 

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Qualitative

Test name:
CytoMegalovirus (CMV) Qualitative PCR

Order name:
CMV PCR QUAL

Specimen requirements:
Urine, CSF, Respiratory samples

Minimum volume:
0.5 mL

Storage and stability information:
Refrigerated or frozen at -20°C, 1 week

Test performed:
Once per week

Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase chain reaction

Reference range:
CMV DNA not detected

Limit of detection:
200 copies/mL

Clinical significance:
Infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in transplant recipients and other immunocompromised hosts, as well as neonates. Infection may involve multiple organs including the brain, lung, liver, and gastrointestinal tract.

CPT codes:
87497